India and Fiji look at possible air service

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TRAVEL GAZETTE – Fiji is expecting to sign an air service agreement with india, the government-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) confirmed Monday.

A team from India is expected to be in Fiji in January to hold talks over the agreement, according to Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s attorney-general and minister for civil aviation.

“Hopefully they’ll be down here in the middle of January. We need to finalize that because India is now the second largest outbound market in the world and in the next five to ten years will be the largest outbound market,” Sayed-Khaiyum has told the FBC.

In a trip to India earlier this year, Sayed-Khaiyum said there is also a possibility of code-sharing by Indian Airlines with Fiji Airways.

Due to historical and colonial reasons, nearly 40 percent of Fiji’s population are of Indian descent.

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