The inaugural flight touched down in the Californian city on 16 June 2016, and services will now operate twice a week using Fiji Airways’ new Airbus A330 aircraft.
The outbound flights will leave Fiji’s Nadi International Airport every Sunday and Thursday at 2215 and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 1345. The return services take-off on the same days at 2300 and land back in Fiji at 0500 two days later. The flights, which have a duration of approximately 10-11 hours, cross the International Date Line.
The new service will run on a seasonal basis until 14 August 2016, before recommencing for the Christmas and New Year holidays in December 2016 and January 2017.
San Francisco becomes the second new long-haul destination launched by Fiji Airways this year, following the start of services to Singapore in April 2016. It also becomes the airline’s second destination on the US mainland, following Los Angeles.
Written by:Mark Elliott / Travel News