Fiji Airways Begins to Fly as Oneworld Connect Member

By Anna Breuer on 5 December 2018
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Oneworld officials at a news conference after the governing board meeting on Wednesday

Oneworld officials at a news conference after the governing board meeting on Wednesday

Oneworld announced that Fiji Airways began to fly as a oneworld connect member at the alliance’s governing board meeting in New York City on Wednesday.

While not a full membership, oneworld connect offers travelers a variety of benefits and allow those airlines with full membership to offer complementary services.

The move will allow “visitors from all around the world to travel to this enchanting and captivating region,” said Rob Gurney, the alliance’s CEO.

Travelers holding oneworld Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald status will be able to use Fiji’s priority check-in desks and oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members are eligible for priority boarding.

In addition, travelers who are members of frequent-flyer programs from American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Qantas will soon have the opportunity to earn and redeem points and miles, earn status credits, obtain lounge access, and have luggage checked through to the final destination when flying on Fiji.

Fiji Airways, which commenced operations in 1951, has its hub at Nadi International Airport and operates a fleet of 12 aircraft including six Airbus A330s and six Boeing 737s including one Boeing 737 Max.  The Fiji government owns 52% of the airline and Australian carrier Qantas owns 46%, while the governments of several Pacific Island nations own the remainder.

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