HASSLE free was how a Fiji born resident now residing in Surrey, Vancouver in Canada described the brand new Nadi-Vancouver direct flight which was launched final Friday, November 25.
Initially from Namotomoto Village in Nadi, Eseta Lutumailagi Batirerega mentioned there have been a number of issues that you just don’t have to fret about now and one particularly is the transit visa from the USA of America.
“To go to Fiji, it’s a must to verify your transit visa if it’s nonetheless legitimate,” Ms Batirerega mentioned.
She mentioned one needed to fill a number of varieties on-line when making use of for the transit visa and now they didn’t need to anymore.
“With this direct flight, all we’ve got to do is lower your expenses, and ebook our ticket. You don’t have to fret about whether or not our US visa remains to be legitimate,” she mentioned.
Ms Batirerega defined the way it took two days to get to Fiji earlier than when transiting via the US which she claimed was additionally a trouble. She mentioned for this new route, one simply needed to board the flight at night time and would get to Fiji the following morning and it could solely take 11 hours.
“I might be having dinner right here after which I might be having breakfast with my household in Fiji the following day,” she mentioned.
Time administration was a key issue as nicely for Ms Batirerega for this new route as she defined that little or no time was spent getting ready.
“I’m so grateful that this has lastly occurred and I’m trying ahead to occurring this new path to Fiji,” she mentioned.
Ms Batirerega hopes that the brand new route is sustainable and continues, and the fare is cheap.
One other Fijian who now resides in Canada echoed comparable sentiments saying that mentioned this had been forthcoming for a really very long time and Fijians in Vancouver had been trying ahead to.
Sitiveni Delai mentioned “Fijians in Canada, we often journey to San Francisco or Los Angeles and it takes up a number of journey time.
“Mainly it’s 24hrs in case you depart in Canada to go to America after which go to Fiji,” Mr Delai mentioned.
“However that is a lot simpler to advertise this flight from Fiji to Canada vice versa, simpler for the Fijian individuals to journey and its additionally a manner of selling Canadians to go to Fiji.”