Fiji Airways big on India market

With a 19 per cent increase in air traffic from India in 2015-16, Fiji Airways is planning to appoint a full-time dedicated Country Sales Manager.

SHAHZAD BAGWAN

With the recent codeshare with Jet Airways running successfully, Fiji Airways is looking to expand its network in India. The airline has announced that it will be appointing a Country Sales Manager for the India market. It is also looking to expand its GSA network presence in India.

Speaking of its plans to extend the codeshare to more cities, Marc S. Cavaliere, Chief Marketing Officer, Fiji Airways, commented, “Currently, we look to offer the best connectivity from Singapore or Hong Kong and that is where our limitations are right now. We certainly look at further working with Jet Airways as far as making connections over any of these cities to connect to Singapore or Hong Kong. However, the limitations are set by exactly where the flights connect at.”

Fiji Airways recorded a 19 per cent growth in air traffic from 2015-16 and looks to maintain the same growth trajectory with another 20 per cent growth this year. Speaking on the new appointment, he added, “As a sign of our commitment to the India market, we will soon be announcing a full-time Country Sales Manager based in Mumbai. He will not only be working with the travel trade, tour operators and online travel agents but also as tri partner with Tourism Fiji. We will be doing more of marketing campaigns jointly with Tourism Fiji.”

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