Australia's airline Qantas is beginning direct flights from Sydney to Nadi for the first time in twenty years.
The company said it will fly a Boeing 737 aircraft four times per week to Nadi to meet growing customer demand with the first direct Sydney to Nadi flight arriving yesterday.
The airline's head Alison Webster said more than 365,000 Australians travel to Fiji each year.
Qantas will also continue to codeshare on Fiji Airways' services to Nadi, with the Fijian airline now integrated as a oneworld connect partner.
Yesterday also saw the return of Qantas direct daily flights between Cairns and Port Moresby after a gap of three years using a 74-seat Q400 aircraft.
QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the direct daily service will save customers at least five hours travel time by avoiding a stopover in Brisbane.