SFO to get direct flights to Fiji

Fiji Airways has announced plans to offer direct flights from San Francisco International Airport to Nadi, Fiji, twice a week starting in June, an airport spokesman said.

Flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said in a statement Tuesday, and flight times will be selected to facilitate connecting flights to Australia, New Zealand and other islands in the South Pacific.

Beginning June 16, planes will leave SFO at 11 p.m. and arrive in Nadi at 5 a.m. local time. Return flights will leave Nadi at 9 p.m. and arrive at SFO at 12:30 p.m. local time.

The flight takes an estimated 10 hours, according to Yakel.