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Air Pacific to fly to Tuvalu

June 10, 2008

From July 24, Air Pacific will service Tuvalu with a weekly flight to Funafuti.

The airline's executive office yesterday made the announcement saying flights would be as low as $349 one way with taxes and surcharge of $136.

The press statement revealed that the route would be serviced by Pacific Sun's ATR 42 aircraft which would be flying out the country every Tuesday can seat up to 44 passengers.

The airline also plans to commence a second weekly service by mid-August.

Reservations for flights to Funafuti could be made through Air Pacific's website, http://www.airpacific.com Air Pacific's reservations office or the Tuvalu Travel Office in Tuvalu.

Fiji Live quotes Air Pacific Group chairman Nalin Patel says the airline is examining further international destinations.

Mr Patel says passenger traffic flows improved in the latter half of the financial year with growth experienced from North America, Australia and the greatly-expanded domestic and South Pacific operations of the group.

He says New Zealand remains a challenging market while Japan and Canada (Vancouver) have failed to achieve recovery and continue to be unprofitable.

Mr Patel also described the 2007/08 financial year as extremely challenging.

Source: Fiji Times

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