Fiji Airways has operated more than 355 repatriation flights to reunite Fijians and visitors alike with their families and loved ones.

This was highlighted by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the state of the art Fiji Airways Academy yesterday.

Bainimarama says for one full year, they safely repatriated over 46,000 Fijians from overseas.

The Prime Minister further says Fiji Airways freighter services have flown in 285 tonnes of essential, life-saving medical supplies used by the Government in the fight against COVID-19, including COVID-19 test kits, consumables, ventilators, GeneXpert machines, fever tents, testing equipment, medicines and others.

He adds that between April 2020 and July 2021, Fiji Airways flew almost 13,000 tonnes of Fijian exports like seafood, agricultural produce, kava, turmeric, garments and other products. Bainimarama says this has kept farmers growing, harvesters harvesting, packers packing, garment-makers sewing, and fisher-folk fishing.