8 Jul 2016

Fiji and Japan sign new aviation deal

7:02 pm on 8 July 2016

Fiji and Japan have signed up to a new aviation agreement, the first update on the route since 1993.

Fiji masi design Fiji Airways

Fiji masi design Fiji Airways Photo: Alex Perrottet/RNZ

It was to allow for designated airlines from both countries to operate three passenger or cargo flights per week between Fiji and Japan, increasing to four flights per week beginning in late 2019.

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, FBC, reported the arrangements also provided for designated carriers to code-share.

It also aimed to bring safety and security provisions more in line with international aviation industry standards.