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Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says trade and tourism opportunities are set to increase, thanks to the Australian Government’s agreement to expand air services arrangements with Fiji.
In a press statement on Friday, McCormack, who is also Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, said the revised arrangements with Fiji would increase passenger capacity by more than 20 per cent — the largest increase since 1999.
“Whether it’s more people travelling to and from the Asia-Pacific on holiday or new opportunities for farmers and regional communities through trade with the region’s markets, this announcement will help create jobs and opportunities in communities around Australia,” McCormack said.
“It supports our tourism, trade and cultural links between Australia and Fiji.
“More than 388,000 passengers travelled between Australia and Fiji in the year to June 2018.”
The Australian Government has continued to pursue greater liberalisation of aviation markets with key countries, with the latest announcement following the significant expansion of air services arrangements between Australia and India in June 2018.
SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS
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