Flying in Fiji

In an archipelago of some 330 islands, it’s almost a given that you’ll be doing some overwater travel in Fiji. While ferries and cargo boats are an option for getting around the islands, nothing beats the speed and convenience of flying. In Fiji, travellers not only have the option of domestic airlines taking them from airport to airport and island to island, but there are small charter planes, seaplane and helicopters which are an experience in themselves. Find out more about each method of flying in this complete guide to flights in Fiji.

Airports in Fiji

There are two main airports in Fiji: Nadi International Airport and Nausori International Airport in Suva. While domestic airports can be found all over the islands, facilities are basic and limited. Although flights and charter planes, however, use airports and airfields, the location of airports in Fiji doesn’t restrict the number of destinations that seaplanes and helicopters can go.

Nevertheless, if you’re interested in airports which as serviced by flights, head to What Are the Airports in Fiji?

Domestic Flights in Fiji

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There are two main domestic airlines with scheduled flights within Fiji, Fiji Airways (otherwise known as Fiji Link) and Northern Air. Flights are available to all regions of Fiji, connecting to either Nadi International Airport or Nausori International Airport (Suva).

Domestic Flight Destinations

Fiji Airways offer flights between Nadi Airport and airports in Labasa, Taveuni, Kadavu, Savusavu and Suva. They also do flights between Suva and airports in Kadavu, Taveuni, Koro, Cicia, Vanuabalavu, Lakeba and Nadi.

Northern Air offer flights between Nadi and Suva to the destinations of Taveuni, Savusavu, Labasa, Levuka and Moala.

The Cost of Domestic Flights in Fiji

To give you a rough idea on the cost of taking a domestic flight in Fiji, here are a few typical prices for popular routes:

  • Nadi to Suva – FJ$220-$250/adult, FJ$160-$180/child
  • Nadi to Savusavu – FJ$450-$500/adult, FJ$340-$400/child
  • Nadi to Taveuni – FJ$550-$600/adult, FJ$420-$500/child
  • Nadi to Kadavu – FJ$400-$450/adult, FJ$300-$350/child
  • Suva to Lakeba – FJ$540-$600/adult, FJ$400-$450/child

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Charter Plane & Seaplane Flights in Fiji

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For those wishing to reach island regions like the Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands, or perhaps a more intimate flight experience, charter planes and seaplanes provide another way to fly in Fiji. Either running on loose schedules every hour or chartered specifically for your group, time and destination, planes and seaplanes add a touch of luxury to your trip. Learn more about taking a plane in Fiji in Where to Hire a Plane or Seaplane in Fiji.

Charter Plane & Seaplane Destinations

Island Hoppers Fiji offers charter plane flights between Nadi Airport and Malolo Island in the Mamanuca Islands, the Pacific Harbour, Savusavu Airport on Vanua Levu, Matei Airport on Taveuni, Nausori Airport in Suva and on Kadavu island.

Pacific Island Air offers both plane and seaplane flights between Nadi Airport and destinations in the Mamanuca Islands, the Yasawa Islands, along the Suncoast, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, the Pacific Harbour and Kadavu.

Turtle Airways offers seaplane flights between Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi and resorts in the Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands.

The Cost of Plane & Seaplane Flights in Fiji

Here’s a rough idea of the cost of flights to popular plane and seaplane destinations. Note that there are vast price differences determined by the sporadic location of islands in the Mamancuas and the Yasawas.

  • Nadi to the Mamanuca Islands – FJ$450-$600/adult
  • Nadi to the Yasawa Islands – FJ$800-$1,000/adult
  • Nadi to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa – FJ$1,200-$1,500/adult
  • Nadi to Taveuni – FJ$11,800-$12,000/adult

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Helicopter Flights in Fiji

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The final and most luxurious mode of air travel in Fiji is a transfer by helicopter. Fiji has a small selection of helicopter operators servicing the Mamanuca Islands, the Yasawa Islands, regions of Viti Levu, as well as Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Helicopters have the advantage of dropping passengers off right at the doorstep of resorts. However, helicopters generally don’t take passengers on longer-distance flights and have limited baggage allowances. See Where to Hire a Helicopter in Fiji for more information.

Helicopter Destinations

Islands Hoppers Fiji transfers passengers between Nadi Airport and the Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands, Denarau, the Coral Coast, the Suncoast and the Pacific Harbour and Beqa.

Heli-Tours Fiji transfers passengers between Nadi Airport and the Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands, the Coral Coast and the Pacific Harbour and Beqa.

Pacific Island Air transfers passengers between Nadi Airport or the Denarau Helipad to the Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands, the Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour & Beqa, the Suncoast and Vanua Levu.

Savusavu Helicopters transfers passengers between Savusavu Airport and resorts across Vanua Levu, Taveuni and to Labasa Airport.

The Cost of Helicopter Flights in Fiji

Here are some typical prices for helicopter transfers in Fiji. Note that prices vastly differ between islands within the same island group due to their sporadic locations.

  • Nadi to the Mamanuca Islands – FJ$450-$1,200/adult
  • Nadi to the Yasawa Islands – FJ$1,200-$1,600/adult
  • Nadi to the Coral Coast – FJ$1,200-$1,800/adult
  • Nadi to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa Island – FJ$1,500-$1,900/adult

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Scenic Flights & Tours in Fiji

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While some travellers don’t require overwater transport to get to their resort in Fiji, it doesn’t mean they have to miss out on a scenic flight experience. Both Fiji’s seaplane and helicopter companies offer scenic flight tours and day trips. Skydiving is also available in Fiji, combing adrenaline thrills with a scenic flight over the islands.

Scenic Flights & Tours Destinations

Most scenic flights in Fiji depart from either Nadi Airport, Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi or in Denarau, all of which are on the island of Viti Levu. There is one helicopter operator on Vanua Levu. Learn more about the scenic flights and day trips available in 10 Best Scenic Flights in Fiji.

The Cost of Scenic Flights & Tours in Fiji

Scenic flights in Fiji range from 10 minutes to 55 minutes, increasing in price the longer the flight is. Day trips include the return flights, as well as extras like lunch and various activities. Take a look at The Guide to Plane Tours in Fiji for some typical day trip inclusions. As for typical prices, here’s what to expect:

  • Scenic helicopter tour for 10 minutes – FJ$200-$320/adult
  • Scenic helicopter tour for 25/30 minutes – FJ$550-$690
  • Scenic helicopter tour for 40 minutes – FJ$830
  • Scenic helicopter tour for 55 minutes – FJ$1,200
  • Seaplane Day Tour – FJ$850-$1,700
  • Skydive from 14,000ft – FJ$800-$850

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