Direct flights to Fiji from Changi Airport to be launched in early April

Fiji Airways will be operating a twice-weekly service between Nadi and Singapore.
Fiji Airways will be operating a twice-weekly service between Nadi and Singapore.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Travellers will be able to take direct flights from Singapore to Fiji, linking them to the South Pacific Islands from April 5.

Fiji Airways will be operating a twice-weekly service between Nadi and Singapore on a 273-seat Airbus 330, said Changi Airport in a release on Friday (Nov 6).

The 10-hour flight will save travellers at least three hours compared to current options which require a transfer stop in Australia and New Zealand.

Changi Airport said this will open up "exciting tourism opportunities". As a hub with more than 70 city links to Europe, South Asia and South-east Asia, it will now provide easier and faster access for travellers seeking out Fiji which is known for its luxurious resorts, beaches and soft coral diving across 300 tropical islands.

Changi Airport Group's chief executive Lee Seow Hiang said: "We are excited about the growth potential of Fiji Airways at Changi Airport, and will work closely with the airline as well as other tourism and travel partners to maximise growth opportunities."

Mr Andre Viljoen, managing director and chief executive of Fiji Airways, added: "Fijians will now be able to enjoy the comfort of our A330 aircraft on this 10-hour flight, departing Nadi late night and arriving in Singapore fresh in the morning ready to explore all that this bustling metropolitan city-state has to offer.

"In addition, most onwards flights to key cities in India, Indonesia and Malaysia are under four hours, which adds to the appeal of flying through Singapore. With this, we're making good on our promise of taking Fijians to the world."