Fiji Airways will operate its first freighter flight this Sunday between Nadi and Sydney.
Fiji Airways’ Airbus A350-900WXB aircraft will carry 41 tonnes of fresh produce across to Sydney.
On the return sector, the airline will assist the Fijian Ministry of Health by bringing back 11.1 tonnes of medical equipment from Sydney. The medical equipment, donated by UNICEF, consists of temperature screening tents which will be vital in the fight against COVID-19.
Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Viljoen says this will greatly assist growers, producers and exporters continue their business, support the economy and support the livelihood of Fijians dependent on these sectors.
Importers and businesses, especially those wishing to bring in essential supplies to Fiji from Sydney this Sunday can contact their Freight Forwarders for bookings.
Viljoen encouragees all producers, exporters and importers to contact their Freight Forwarders to book space, which will allow the team to determine demand and schedule freight services to and from overseas markets accordingly.