Inter Island Airways (Fiji) Limited is a subsidiary of Aviana Airways Corporation. Based in Suva, Fiji the company utilizes the "Inter Island Airways" and "Inter Island Air" name brand and plans to launch domestic air services in September 2013* between Nadi and Suva, to Labasa, Savusavu, Taveuni and Kadavu.
The airline base of operations will be at Suva Nausori International Airport, located approximately 25 minutes drive from downtown and capital city of Suva. Inter Island Airways (Fiji) Limited will ultimately interconnect its operations and flights with American Samoa-based Inter Island Airways to form a regional network of interconnecting island routes currently not served (or under served) yet have great business and travel potential to expand seamless user travel experience throughout the South Pacific.
As part of our long-term plans to expand and grow in Fiji, and to improve aviation infrastructure throughout the airports we plan to operate, Aviana Airways/Inter Island Airways (Fiji) plans to build new aircraft hangar and support facilities that will stimulate growth and business opportunities in the Nausori/Suva area. This includes an FBO facility to service additional aircraft (corporate, private, charter) that are bound to increase air traffic into Nausori Airport. This in turn will create now jobs and and spurn new supporting businesses that will add to Fiji's growing economy.
With approval granted on August 10, 2012 by the Civil Aviation Authority Fiji (CAAF) Air Transport Licensing Board approval for scheduled Domestic Air Service and, completion of our Fiji CAA Air Operator's Certificate (AOC)*, Inter Island Airways (Fiji) Limited plans to operate an initial fleet of four (4) Dornier 228-212 (18-seats) aircraft and (1) Dornier 328 Turbo Prop (30-seats) from its main base in Suva, and from Nadi in Summer 2013 to and from the following destinations:
Expansion into the regional island countries of Tuvalu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, American Samoa, Niue and Tonga is planned for mid-2014 (Pending application approval), using Bombardier CRJ-200ER Jet type aircraft.
The new "Inter Island" South Pacific Regional Network will comprise of routes within Fiji, within both Samoa and American Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Wallis & Futuna, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands.
The Inter Island Regional Network with main hubs at Suva and Pago Pago will provide large air carriers with an interconnect/code-sharing partner solution to seamlessly book and move (transfer) passengers within the vast South Pacific islands, to and from their existing routes thus improving the passenger experience.
*NOTE: (1) Inter Island Airways (Fiji) Limited filed a formal application with the Civil Aviation Authority Fiji (CAAF) Air Transport Licensing Board on March 12, 2012 to operate scheduled domestic air service within Fiji. Inter Island Airways (Fiji) was granted 11 licenses by the Licensing Board on August 10, 2012 as per its application request. (2) Inter Island Airways (Fiji) Limited has begun formal application work for a Fiji AOC with planned completion and anticipated approval of AOC by late August 2013/early September 2013. (3) Pending formal AOC approval, Inter Island Airways (Fiji) Limited plans to launch domestic air services to destinations listed above in September 2013
Updated: June 4, 2013