Aviation in New Zealand and Oceania

Fiji Airways and Jetstar launch interline agreement

Fiji Airways and Jetstar announced the launch of an interline agreement that will see the Fijian flag carrier connect to more than 21 destinations on Jetstar’s network from Singapore.

The interline agreement has been signed with the Jetstar Group of branded airlines including Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific.

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO said: “This is an exciting growth phase for our newest international route of Singapore, and allows us to connect our extensive South Pacific network to Jetstar’s impressive network throughout Asia.”

Fiji Airways commenced twice-weekly direct flights to Singapore on 5 April 2016.

“This interline agreement means our customers will be able to travel seamlessly through Singapore to 21 destinations in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, The Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar, through Jetstar’s dense network across the Asia Pacific region”, Mr Viljoen added.

“Likewise, guests will be able to conveniently experience the wonders of our home, Fiji, and the South Pacific via the Singapore hub,” Mr Viljoen said.

While the agreement covers all 73 destinations served by the Jetstar Group, including Jetstar Airways in Australia, the immediate take-up will be for Jetstar destinations from Singapore.

Barathan Pasupathi, CEO of Singapore-based Jetstar Asia, said: “Our services and networks out of Singapore deliver very attractive itineraries for global carriers to offer their customers.”

The Jetstar-Fiji Airways interline agreement builds on Jetstar’s growing base of 46 established interline partners that include Qantas, Air France-KLM, British Airways, United and China Eastern, just to name a few.

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Jetstar currently also have existing codeshare agreements with Qantas, Japan Airlines, American Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Finnair, LATAM and Emirates.