Travel perks

We caught up with the team at Fiji Airways following an incredible couple of years for the airline, including receiving a host of awards and prestigious accolades — culminating with being named the Best Airline in Australia and the Pacific, beating both Qantas and Air New Zealand.

With a modernised and expanded fleet, Fiji Airways is now offering daily flights from Auckland to Nadi, twice weekly direct flights from Wellington, and direct flights up to three times a week from Christchurch. Kiwis can also use Fiji Airways to connect to LA, San Francisco, Honolulu, and Vancouver.

It’s not just the routes that are appealing though, it’s the countless benefits — which have no doubt played a part in many of the airline’s recent awards, including winning the SKYTRAX Best Airline Staff in Australia and the Pacific 2023; the APEX Five Star Major Airline 2024 for the second year in a row; Best Entertainment in the South Pacific, APEX Passenger Choice Award; and Best Seat Comfort in the South Pacific, APEX Passenger Choice Award.

Wellness: When it comes to travel perks, its unsurprising then that Fiji Airways offers a range of travel enhancements, where wellness is at the top of the agenda; guests now have access to guided meditation, breathwork exercises and music during the flight.

Resort Check-In: A revolutionary new offering is now available at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, and the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa where Fiji Airways passengers can check into their international Fiji Airways flight directly at the resort. Guests’ bags are tagged and securely transported to the airport, and boarding passes are issued to passengers. Once at the airport, passengers can head straight to security and immigration; a seamless process allowing for more time to enjoy Fiji before heading to the airport.

Fine Dining at 35,000 Feet: For business class guests, a quarterly seasonal menu from renowned New Zealand chef Richard Cross is a fine dining experience of sumptuous flavour combinations championing local ingredients. Expect dishes such as kava and cinnamon ice cream, and grilled tiger prawns on a bed of caramelised pineapple. Next step? Molecular gastronomy. Watch this space for the next creations from this remarkable executive chef.

Time and Space to Relax: The My Bubble feature allows economy passengers to block the seat beside them to enjoy more space, while all guests have free access to more than 7,000 publications in PressReader. On the new A350 aircraft, guests booked in economy can spread out with more room, while every business class passenger has a lie-flat bed.

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