Nadi Airport Information
Nadi International Airport (IATA: NAN) is the main international gateway for the islands of Fiji.
The original airstrips at Nadi were built by New Zealand in 1939. They were paid for by the British colonial authorities and were used by the United States Army Air Forces when the Pacific War began in 1941, as USAAF Nandi (sic). Early in the war, the Americans flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nandi against Japanese targets in the Philippines and Solomon Islands. Later in 1943, the 42d Bombardment Group, flew B-25 Mitchells from Nadi.
Following the end of the war, control of Nadi Airport was handed over to New Zealand on 20 December 1946, and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand began operations from Nadi in 1947.
Then, as now, Fiji was the crossroads of the Pacific - and in those days was even more important as a refuelling stop.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Nadi International Airport:
- Air Kiribati
- Air New Zealand
- Air Niugini
- Air Pacific
- Air Pacific operated by Pacific Sun
- Continental Airlines operated by Continental Micronesia
- Korean Air
- Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue
- Virgin Blue operated by V Australia
This information was source by Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadi_International_Airport