Air Pacific, the international airline of Fiji, is planning to include a one-stop flight on the India-Fiji route, in the next two years i.e. by 2011. This service aims to offer connectivity for travelers from UK, Europe and Asian countries to Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. At present, the airline is on a code-share with Air India, Jet Airways and Cathay Pacific Airlines and receives a large number of Indian traffic to Fiji. From December 3, 2009, it will start a twice-a-week service on Hong Kong- Fiji route, which will further boost the Indian traffic volume.
Vivek Jain, Managing Director - Griffon Travels (General Sales Agent for Air Pacific in India), said that India was an important market for major carriers across the world and due to an increased awareness of destinations like Australia and New Zealand, Fiji was also fast emerging as a destination for Indian travelers to explore. He added that despite having no direct air connections between both the countries, travelers from India were exploring this beautiful island.
Jain further added that with the growth prospects, Air Pacific was considering plans to introduce a one-stop service or a direct flight between India and Fiji by 2011, but it all would depend on the market conditions and the gap between demand and supply. Heena Munshaw, Managing Director - Beacon Holidays, said that Indian travelers were becoming more experimental and if Fiji was promoted to the right Indian travel suppliers at the right time, it has the potential to become one of the most popular island destinations for Indian travelers.