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Friday, August 10, 2012
travelling to Labasa
If you intend travelling to Labasa, you need to know that the airport near Labasa will be closed from August 31 to September 13 and travellers will need to fly to Savusavu then use land transportation.
from one of the Fiji papers today:
Salaseini Vosamana Saturday, August 11, 2012
LABASA bound flights from August 31 to September 13 will be diverted to Savusavu Airport as the $1.8million upgrade starts at Labasa's Waiqele Airport.
Airports Fiji Limited general manager Lawrence Liew confirmed this yesterday, saying the airport would be closed during the maintenance period.
The situation has forced an increase in flights by Pacific Sun to service the Savusavu route during the Labasa Airport closure.
"We are reminding our customers that all flights for Vanua Levu will only be made to Savusavu Airport as upgrade works will be undertaken in Labasa," Mr Liew said in a statement.
"Government has allocated funds to repair and upgrade the runway and fire station at the airport.
"Labasa is a key airport in the north and we understand the inconvenience it will cause but safety is paramount, thus it's only proper we fix the runway."
Pacific Sun manager Shaenaz Voss said flights by the airline to Labasa would be ceased but their services would increase in Savusavu during this period to "relieve some of the pressure because of the Labasa Airport closure."
Introducing Peceli and Wendy. Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. The town is Labasa and our village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. We are part of Wailevu Fijian tribe with relatives in Mali Island and Naseakula village. Peceli was born in Labasa and Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.