Fiji and Ja­pan ex­pand avi­a­tion co-op­er­a­tion

New pro­vi­sions will ben­e­fit air­lines, tourists and ship­pers; in­crease flows of in­vest­ment, trade into both Fiji, Ja­pan.

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It will also al­low for des­ig­nated air­lines of both coun­tries to op­er­ate three pas­sen­ger or cargo flights per week be­tween Fiji and Ja­pan, with an ex­pan­sion to four flights per week be­gin­ning in late 2019.

Fiji and Ja­pan have agreed to a se­ries of mod­ernised avi­a­tion pro­vi­sions that will in­crease pas­sen­ger and cargo op­por­tu­ni­ties for des­ig­nated car­ri­ers, says At­tor­ney-Gen­eral and Min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for Civil Avi­a­tion, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. The new pro­vi­sions will also ex­pand en­ti­tle­ments and im­prove safety and se­cu­rity, al­low­ing for greater eco­nomic col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the two coun­tries. The new pro­vi­sions mark the first up­date to the air ser­vices ar­range­ment be­tween the two coun­tries since 1993.

The new pro­vi­sions al­low for des­ig­nated air­lines of both coun­tries to op­er­ate three pas­sen­ger or cargo flights per week be­tween Fiji and Ja­pan, with an ex­pan­sion to four flights per week be­gin­ning in late 2019. They also pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for des­ig­nated car­ri­ers to code-share, and bring safety and se­cu­rity pro­vi­sions more in line with in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion in­dus­try stan­dards.

“These new pro­vi­sions will ben­e­fit air­lines, tourists and ship­pers, and in­crease flows of in­vest­ment and trade into both Fiji and Ja­pan,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said. “By grant­ing more ac­cess to Fi­jian and Ja­panese air­lines, we have set the stage for greater co-op­er­a­tion be­tween our avi­a­tion in­dus­tries and the es­tab­lish­ment of di­rect routes be­tween our two coun­tries,” he said. Source: DEPTFO News

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