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Monday, April 06, 2009

How to get to | Fiji

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


While some visitors arrive by cruise ship or yacht, most arrive by air at Nadi. Options are good relative to other South Pacific island nations:
  • Star Alliance - Air New Zealand
  • Oneworld - none
  • Sky Team - Korean
  • Other - Air Pacific (to various places around Pacific Rim), some South Pacific national airlines (eg Aircalin, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu), and low cost airline Pacific Blue

TIP Air Pacific has codeshares with Qantas (from Australia) and Air New Zealand (from Los Angeles). Depending on fare or award rules these flights may or may not be allowed (eg Air Pacific flights are allowed on Oneworld's Global Explorer fares but not on the Oneworld Explorer fares).

TIP Fares from Australia and especially New Zealand are relatively cheap, except in school holidays (particularly mid-winter break) or if there is a major event on in Fiji.

TIP Some holiday packages from Australia or New Zealand offer great value, with the accommodation, transfers and add-ons sometimes costing little extra on top of the base airfare.

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