June 22, 2024
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Fiji Airways, Alaska Airlines Open Up More US Cities to Fiji

Fiji Airways Plane gliding across Fiji Skies
Courtesy of Fiji Airways

Strengthened Codeshare Agreement grows San Francisco hub, connecting a further 18 American destinations  Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and Alaska Airlines continue to strengthen their codeshare partnership, with the latest expansion adding a number of destinations to Fijian carrier’s network via its San Francisco hub. Guests of both airlines can now easily connect to/from Fiji (Nadi) to an additional 19 cities in the US, including large cities like San Diego, Austin, Indianapolis, Washington SC and Boston. The airlines have an existing codeshare for flights from Seattle and Portland to Fiji via San Francisco.

Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO welcomed the wide-ranging  codeshare expansion:

Our partnership with Alaska Airlines keeps growing from strength to strength. Their extensive North American network offers guests from some of the region’s most populous cities a convenient connection to our home – Fiji – and its renowned tourism attractions. It’s good for Fiji, Fijian tourism and both airlines.  Conversely, our Fijian guests will now enjoy excellent connectivity to these wonderful US cities thanks for this expanded agreement.

Extending our codeshare agreement with Fiji Airways in San Francisco means we can offer seamless connections with major U.S. cities including Washington, D.C., Boston and San Diego  said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ Executive Vice President

and Chief Commercial Officer.

Our loyal customers can look forward to a hassle-free, premium experience traveling to and from the coveted South Pacific islands.

Members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan programme can also earn and redeem miles for travel on Fiji Airways. The new added flights on the codeshare agreement will be available for sale from 1 st August, 2018.

New Destinations to/from Nadi via San Francisco:

  • Albuquerque (ABQ)
  • Austin (AUS)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Honolulu (HNL)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Kahului (OGG)
  • Kansas City (MCI)
  • Kona (KOA)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Nashville (BNA)
  • New Orleans (MSY)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Palm Springs (PSP)
  • Raleigh Durham (RDU)
  • Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • Washington/Baltimore Wash Intl (BWI)
  • Washington/Dulles Intl (IAD)
  • Washington/Reagan Intl (DCA)

About Fiji Airways: Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 69 destinations in 15 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, and earns revenues of over FJD$815 million (USD $390m). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit www.fijiairways.com for more information or email media@fijiairways.com.

About Alaska Airlines: Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the J.D. Power North America Satisfaction Study for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Learn more about Alaska’s award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

Rob Kay

Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award winner Rob Kay wrote the original Lonely Planet Fiji Travel Guide, and is Founder of Fijiguide.com.

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