Transport in Fiji
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Modes of transport in Fiji include rail, road, water, and air. The rail network is mainly used for movement of sugar cane. Suva and Lautoka are the largest seaports. There are 122km of navigable inland waterways. There are two international airports, one other paved airport, and over 20 with unpaved runways. With 333 tropical islands that make up this country, expect to use various modes of transport to get to your destination.
Total: 597 km; 597 km 0.610-m gauge (1995)
Narrow gauge: Note: belongs to the government-owned Fiji Sugar Corporation The railway is not for passenger or public use.
Ports and harbors
Total: 6 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 11,870 GRT/14,787 tonnes deadweight (DWT) Ships by type: chemical tanker 2, passenger 1, petroleum tanker 1, roll-on/roll-off 1, specialized tanker 1 (1999 est.)
Major airports include:
- Nadi International Airport
- Many services fly in and out of Nadi - You can book flights to Fiji, and travel packages online or in person. Expect that booking on the day tends to incur additional charges.
- Nausori International Airport
Total 25 (1999 est.)
Airports with paved runways
Total: 3 Over 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 1 (1999 est.)
Airports with unpaved runways
Total: 22 914 to 1,523 m: 5 Under 914 m: 17 (1999 est.)
- CIA World Factbook (c2002)
- Cane Train: The Sugar-cane Railways of Fiji by Peter Dyer & Peter Hodge (1988, New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Inc, Wellington) ISBN 0-908573-50-2 a revision of:
- Balloon Stacks and Sugar Cane by Peter Dyer & Peter Hodge (1961, New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Inc, Wellington)
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