Airlines will solve dispute: Fiji
December 11, 2012 6:02 pm
The Fiji government says it cannot intervene in a dispute between Air Vanuatu and Air Pacific over the suspension of Air Vanuatu’s code sharing agreement with Solomon Airlines on the Port Vila to Nadi route.
Minister for Civil Aviation Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the code share service is in contradiction of Fiji’s Air Service Agreement.
The Air Service Agreement allows only the designated carriers of Vanuatu and Fiji to operate between the two countries.
“That’s purely a commercial arrangement between Air Vanuatu and Air Pacific and that’s something neither government can intervene in. They’ve got their own arrangement.”
Air Vanuatu claims that with the Fiji government preventing them from code-sharing with Solomon Airlines, Air Pacific will have monopoly rights to sell tickets between Port Vila and Nadi.