Qantas launches direct Sydney-Fiji flights with fares from $269
This is the start of something beautiful.
Direct flights from Sydney to the blissful shores of Fiji are about to get a little more "luxe" now that Qantas is launching direct flights between the two destinations.
This route isn't exactly new for the carrier. It benched it almost 20 years ago and has since been offering it through partner airlines Fiji Airways and its low-cost contingent Jetstar. Now it's taking to the skies once again.
The flights will operate four times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 31 March 2019 making it perfect for that cheeky weekender. They'll also still work in conjunction with the current Fiji Airways and Jetstar services so even if these dates and times don't work for you, you can fly on these alternate services instead.
As part of this codeshare, Jetstar flights booked through Qantas will adopt the Qantas code and all the benefits a Qantas flight would normally offer. This includes in-flight meals and the ability to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points and status credits. This will be applied to Jetstar flights from 1 February 2019.
"We have built flexibility into our network to respond to growing demand where we see it," said Qantas International CEO Alison Webster. "In this case, it's returning to Fiji after almost 20 years, a short four-hour hop from Sydney, helping extend the summer for Australians year-round.
"The combination of Qantas and Jetstar also means we can provide more options to a destination which caters to different budgets and tastes, with good interstate connections for passengers travelling from other parts of Australia," she said.
To celebrate the launch, Qantas is offering discounted fares on flights to Fiji. The cheapest, understandably, is Sydney to Fiji starting at $269 each way – or $538 return – which skims awfully close to Jetstar sale fare prices.
Other fares on sale are Melbourne to Fiji from $318, Brisbane to Fiji from $319 and Adelaide to Fiji from $369 each way. These are for travel until 19 December 2019 giving you a whole year's worth of island travel to book.
You only have three days to do so though as this sale ends midnight 23 January 2019.
Snap to it by comparing fares with Skyscanner to get the best deal on your next break.
|From||To||Travel period||Price (one-way)||Book|
|Sydney||Fiji||31 Mar 2019 - 1 Jul 2019||$269||Get flying now|
|Sydney||Fiji||13 Jul 2019 - 23 Sep 2019||$269||Get flying now|
|Sydney||Fiji||5 Oct 2019 - 14 Dec 2019||$269||Get flying now|
|Melbourne||Nadi||31 Mar 2019 - 25 Jun 2019||$318||Get flying now|
|Melbourne||Nadi||6 Jul 2019 - 17 Sep 2019||$318||Get flying now|
|Melbourne||Nadi||30 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019||$318||Get flying now|
|Brisbane||Nadi||31 Mar 2019 - 25 Jun 2019||$319||Get flying now|
|Brisbane||Nadi||6 Jul 2019 - 17 Sep 2019||$319||Get flying now|
|Brisbane||Nadi||30 Sep 2019 - 9 Dec 2019||$319||Get flying now|
|Adelaide||Nadi||31 Mar 2019 - 1 Jul 2019||$369||Get flying now|
|Adelaide||Nadi||13 Jul 2019 - 23 Sep 2019||$369||Get flying now|
|Adelaide||Nadi||5 Oct 2019 - 14 Dec 2019||$369||Get flying now|
How cheap is cheap?
With most travellers paying almost $700 return on their flights to Fiji from Sydney you stand to save $100+ on flights by booking this sale while it lasts.