Simple Flying, 02 July 2019 – Fiji is losing its direct service to Seoul with Korean Airlines axing its Seoul-Nadi flights from 1st October 2019. From this date, bookings are no longer being accepted on the thrice weekly A330-300 service, according to Routes Online.
The axing of the service is a double blow for Fiji. It provided a handy access route for Fijians into Europe and the UK. It also brought a steady stream of European and UK visitors to the island…
Why this matters
These things matter because tourism is one of the biggest sectors in the Fijian economy. It provides jobs for over 40,000 people and generates around USD$1 billion per annum, a big chunk of Fiji’s GNI.
In the 2017/18 year, Fiji received nearly 860,000 international arrivals. Some 65% of these arrivals come from Australia and New Zealand.…read more