Fiji-Japan expand cooperation on aviation services
July 7, 2016 11:11 pm
Fiji and Japan have agreed to a series of new, modernized aviation provisions.
The new provisions mark the first update to the air services arrangement between the two countries since 1993.
The new provisions allow for designated airlines of both countries to operate three passenger or cargo flights per week between Fiji and Japan, with an expansion to four flights per week beginning in late 2019.
They also provide the opportunity for designated carriers to code-share, and bring safety and security provisions more in line with international aviation industry standards.
Civil Aviation Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says these new provisions will benefit airlines, tourists and shippers, and increase flows of investment and trade into both Fiji and Japan.