1 Feb 2007

Fiji's international airline resumes flying on domestic routes

11:00 am on 1 February 2007

Fiji's international airline, Air Pacific, has resumed flying on domestic routes from today, nearly 25 years after it left to concentrate on overseas flights.

The domestic flights will be through its subsidiary PACIFIC SUN which has bought out the planes and assets of domestic operator SUN AIR and also acquired two larger ATR-142 aircraft.

Sun Air's 140 employees have been absorbed by Pacific Sun which had advertised very competitive fares on its Fiji routes from today.

Air Pacific had to fight off a legal challenge from the other main domestic carrier, AIR FIJI, to begin its domestic operations.

Air Fiji is now majority owned by the Tuvalu government.