Effective August 03, 2017, Hong Kong Airlines and Fiji Airways entered a codeshare partnership to offer customers enhanced connectivity and seamless connections between six major destinations in the South Pacific and Asia.
Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines “HX” code will be placed on Fiji Airways flights between Hong Kong and Nadi, Fiji, as well as Nadi and Auckland. At the same time, Fiji Airways will put its “FJ” code on Hong Kong Airlines flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer at Hong Kong Airlines, said: “The commencement of our partnership with Fiji Airways is good news for passengers of both airlines. Our passengers can now benefit from a new choice for visiting the white sandy beaches and pristine, crystal-clear ocean waters islands of Fiji with its year-round sunny weather. Meanwhile, we are excited to welcoming new friends from Fiji onboard Hong Kong Airlines flights to explore the bustling contemporary city of Hong Kong, which embodies the unique ‘east-meets-west’ culture.”
Mr. Andre Viljoen, Managing Director and CEO at Fiji Airways, commented: “We are delighted to have an excellent partner, Hong Kong Airlines, to help expand our footprint in Northeast Asia. This is a key part of our growth and presence in the region, and the three destinations are welcome additions to our network. The arrangement will allow through check-in for customers and their luggage all the way to their final destinations, offering convenient transit options in Hong Kong and Nadi. We look forward to welcoming more Asian travelers to beautiful Fiji, one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations.”
Flight tickets for the Hong Kong/Nadi and Nadi/Auckland routes under the codeshare agreement are available for purchase at travel agents, or through each airlines sales offices and call centers. Tickets for the Hong Kong/Bangkok, Tokyo, and Osaka routes will be available in late August.
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline, firmly rooted in Hong Kong. It has grown remarkably in just ten years, with a wide destination network covering over 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali, and Okinawa, and extending its reach to North America in 2017 with the launch of non-stop Vancouver service. The company has also signed agreements with 17 codeshare and 76 interline partners respectively. The current operating fleet is made up of 33 Airbus aircraft, consisting of 29 passenger aircraft, and four freighters. With an average age of 5 years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed four-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. It was also the winner for Asia’s ‘Leading Inflight Service’ in World Travel Awards 2015.
About Fiji Airways
Founded in 1951, the Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Com Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 69 destinations in 15 countries (including codeshare). Destinations include, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64% of all visitors, who fly to Fiji, employs over 1,000 staff members, and earns revenues of over FJD$815 million (USD 390m). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013.
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