New partnership deal for Fiji Airways
July 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Fiji Airways will be providing support to newly established international airline, Samoa Airways.
This, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two the two airlines to pursue a range of commercial opportunities and partnerships.
Under the proposed partnership, Fiji Airways will provide initial support to Samoa Airways.
This is to help the Airways launch its international services to and from Apia to Auckland and Sydney, through the use of its established infrastructure in sales, commercial, operations and maintenance.
Fiji Airways, managing director and chief executive, Andre Viljoen says the proposed commercial partnership is another extension of the already close relationship between the two nations.
Polynesian Airlines Board chair, Feesago Fepuleai says apart from the MOU, separate commercial and operations agreements are now being negotiated between the two airlines which will form part of the overall Pacific Partnership Alliance Agreement between Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways.
Under the MOU, there will be specific routes like Samoa to New Zealand and Australia that will be solely managed by Samoa Airways.
However, there will be other routes where both Airlines will jointly manage through codesharing and interlining.
This MOU has also allowed Samoa to look for partnership beyond New Zealand and Australia.