Early last month, I wrote in Oz Traveller about Fiji Airways and how they were bringing their new A350-900 on the Nadi-Sydney-Nadi route from January 1, 2020.
Well, they’re bringing it forward. Having already brought their A350-900 Sydney service forward to December 3, 2019, Fiji Airways now advise that the A350-900 will be operating daily on the route from December 1, 2019.
The schedule and flight details are;
|Dep Nadi (NAN)||FJ911||Daily||09:35|
|Arr Sydney (SYD)||12:05|
|Dep Sydney (SYD)||FJ910||Daily||13:20|
|Arr Nadi (NAN)||19:05|
After a fair bit of stuffing around, the end result is that Nadi-Sydney-Nadi will see the A350-900 exactly one month earlier than intially said.
Fiji Airways is also deploying their A350-900 onto other selected routes early.
The aircraft will be seen on the Nadi-Auckland-Nadi route operating FJ410/411 on selected days between December 18,2019 and December 31, 2019. There is no real rhyme or reason to the dates the A350-900 will be on the route. The easiest way to deal with it is to just state the dates when the aircraft will be flying Nadi-Auckland-Nadi.
These dates are Wednesday December 18, Friday December 20, Sunday December 22, Tuesday December 24, and Monday December 30.
The A350-900 will be operating these flights on these dates:
|Dep Nadi (NAN)||FJ411||Various||08:40|
|Arr Auckland (AKL)||11:40|
|Dep Auckland (AKL)||FJ410||Various||13:05|
|Arr Nadi (NAN)||15:55|
On the other dates and post January 1, 2020, it looks like Fiji Airways is operating a combination of A330-300s and Boeing 737-800s down to Auckland and back.
Finally, from December 18, 2019, you’ll start to see the A350-900 flying on Fiji Airways flagship Nadi-Los Angeles route.
What’s the take out from this? Passengers booked on flights in December might luck out and find themselves on a bigger and more comfortable aircraft. Passengers looking to book a Christmas in Fiji can now ensure that pick a flight on which Fiji Airways’ newest and best aircraft in operating. While verifying flight times on the Fiji Airways booking engine, some keenly priced fares were available.
Christmas in Fiji. I can think of many worse things.