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Virgin Australia to resume flights to Fiji in December

Virgin Australia has announced plans to resume flights to Fiji in December.

Following the announcement of the Fijian Government’s tourism re-opening plan, the airline has decided to bring forward the restart date of flights to Fiji from 23th December 2021 to 16th December 2021, in order to “better align with the start of the summer holiday period”. Virgin Australia’s Fiji flights will be the first international services operated under the relaunched airline.

Starting 16th December 2021, Virgin Australia will once again operate daily flights between Sydney and Nadi. Flights will increase to double-daily from 23rd December 2021.

On the next day (17th December 2021), the airline will resume flights between Melbourne and Nadi. Initially, the flights will run 4-times-a-week. However, from 23rd December 2021, it will have double-daily flights.

Finally, on 18th December 2021, Virgin Australia will resume 3-weekly flights between Brisbane and Nadi.

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A spokesperson from the Virgin Australia group said:

We’re pleased to bring forward the resumption of our Fiji services to better align with the start of the summer holiday period, making it easier for travellers to get to their destination in advance of the festive season. We know Australians are excited to finally be able to travel overseas again which is evident by the strong booking demand we’ve experienced for our Fiji flights since the Federal Government announced the roadmap to re-opening Australia to the world earlier this month. Our inaugural short-haul international service to Nadi will depart Sydney on 16 December 2021 and will be a significant milestone for the relaunched Virgin Australia and New South Wales residents who have spent many of the past few months in lockdown.

The spokesperson added:

Initially, we’ll operate daily return services to Nadi from Melbourne and Sydney and three weekly return services from Brisbane. We’ll increase our Sydney-Nadi services to double-daily from 23 December 2021 to give travellers even more opportunity to experience a tropical holiday for the festive season and summer holidays. Virgin Australia Fiji services are on sale now at virginaustralia.com, with fares starting from $289 one-way inclusive of taxes, Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and up to double Status Credits. And like all Virgin Australia fares, our international flights include full flexibility for travel to 28 February 2022, so our customers can book with confidence knowing they can change the date of travel if they need to.

Virgin Australia states that the airline is expecting to resume flights to Bali, Indonesia and New Zealand in 2022.

Meanwhile, Virgin Australia recently announced a new route to Hobart and also revealed plans to resume Perth-Hobart flights.

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