Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
An interline partnership to provide for the first time, seamless, single ticket air travel from Malaysia to Fiji, and onwards in the South Pacific has been launched by Fiji Airways and Jetstar on May 26.
The new commercial agreement will connect Fiji Airways’ newly launched Singapore to Nadi route.
The agreement has been inked between the Fijian flag carrier and the Jetstar Group of branded airlines, including Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific.
There are more than 21 destinations on Jetstar’s network from Singapore, including Malaysia.
“We are excited to expand our reach in Asia through this partnership with Jetstar to connect more destinations in the region to our extensive South Pacific network,” Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andre Viljoen, said in a statement.
“This interline agreement will offer a seamless travel experience from 21 cities in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar, to Fiji, via Singapore.
“It also opens new travel possibilities for the growing number of South Pacific travellers looking to explore Asia,” he added.
While the agreement covers all 73 destinations served by the Jetstar Group, including Jetstar Airways in Australia, the immediate take-up will be for Jetstar destinations from Singapore.
Fiji Airways and Jetstar customers will be able to book flights and check-through baggage when purchasing tickets from Fiji Airways’ sales channels, including its website, online travel sites, sales offices and reservation centres.
Barathan Pasupathi, CEO of Singapore-based Jetstar Asia, said: “Our services and networks out of Singapore deliver very attractive itineraries for global carriers to offer their customers.
“More importantly, such interline and codeshare partnerships with full-service carriers are testament to our product and delivery of an equivalent level of service on board our flights.”