Beginning on December 18, 2009, Continental Airlines will offer nonstop services from Guam and Honolulu to Nadi, Fiji. Continental Air Micronesia, a subsidiary of Continental Airlines, will operate a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the routes with 141 seats in economy and 14 in business class. The twice-weekly flights will provide convenient same-carrier connections to Fiji from Japan and the U.S. mainland. Japanese travelers in particular will enjoy their most direct access to Fiji since Air Pacific stopped linking Tokyo to Nadi some years ago. In the United States, Continental Airlines’ huge bookings network is sure to increase the number of American visitors to Fiji.
This development will be welcome news for Fiji’s embattled travel industry which has been slammed with politically-motivated “travel advisories” and news reports originating in Australia and New Zealand. The governments of these countries lost influence in Fiji after backing the wrong side in the runup to the December 2006 military coup and their misleading advisories are payback. What the advisories don’t tell you is that the coup had virtually no affect on tourists and that Fiji is as safe a place to visit today as it has ever been. For visitors, nothing much has changed except that the 20 percent devaluation of the Fiji dollar in April 2009 has made the country even more affordable than it already was. One U.S. dollar now buys around two Fiji dollars and you’ll spend half to a third as much in Fiji as you would in French Polynesia.
I am very pleased to hear other Airlines going to Fiji from the United States. Incredible profitable market. Hope soon there would be a non-stop San Francisco to Fiji and connecting to New Zealand would happen once more by Continental Airlines, or also connecting in Fiji to Australia. Well first lets get this one of the ground.
A non stop San Francisco to Fiji would be great for Continental and also for Fijian people living in northern California.This flight would always be fully booked.
san francisco honolulu fiji would be a good route .then honolulu sydney and honolulu auckland .this route will be a good profit for the continental.good for tourist.
This is a good news for all of us. As we all know that Continental was flying into Fiji before. It,s a very good airline. I know that I will be selling continental out of LAX to FIJI, AUST, N.Z. Thank-you Continental.
GREAT NEWS! I appreciate your sales pitch “This development will be welcome news for Fiji’s embattled travel industry which has been slammed with politically-motivated “travel advisories” and news reports originating in Australia and New Zealand. The governments of these countries lost influence in Fiji after backing the wrong side in the runup to the December 2006 military coup and their misleading advisories are payback. What the advisories don’t tell you is that the coup had virtually no affect on tourists and that Fiji is as safe a place to visit today as it has ever been”. This is right on. Shame on NZ, Aust. and the USA for their meddling and false info. I go to Fiji twice a year and can’t wait until you fly direct from LAX or SF.
I always fly Air Pacific from HNL to NAN but this time I’m trying the Continental Flight which is about $250 USD cheaper. My only concerns are that we arrive about 1AM and my connecting flight to SVU isn’t until 7AM. I’ve never been in the Nadi airport after midnight so this will be a first. Also I’m wondering if I will have to pay excess baggage fees on Pacific Sun as I’m not flying in on Air Pacific. I agree with Jim Cooney on the meddling of OZ and NZ but actually think the US has managed to avoid most of the controversy. The US Ambassador to Fiji is still invited to official functions in Suva when the other two are shunned. While traveling in Oz in Oct I did have lots of people ask me about whether it was safe to go to Fiji. How sad!!
SAN FRANCISCO TO FIJI!!! How Awesome Would That Be!!! Flying From Los Angeles To Fiji Isn’t Bad But For People Who Live In The Northern Region Of California It Is A Pain To Fly To Los Angeles And Then Again A Wait For The Flight. So I Know Many People Would Appreciate The Flight Out Of San Francisco I Know I Would And I Am So Ready To Enjoy The Fiji Sun And Meet With The Friendliest People Of All!!!