Freedom Air who is 100% owned by Air NZ has announced that they will start flying direct routes from HLZ and Palmerston North to Nadi, Fiji. The flight from Palmerston was cancelled in 2000 due to the coup. Special intro fares are now on sale. The special fare is $199* one way, excluding an $8 surcgarge and all taxes. Special fare is on sale intill 16 February. First flight is on 29th April and is departing from Hamilton.