Nadi International Airport serves as the predominant aviation hub for the Republic of Fiji with equal importance to the regional localities of the South Pacific Islands. The complex is situated on the main island of Viti Levu along the westernmost coastline, 192 kilometres north-west of the country's capital Suva. Nadi Airport services nearly two million passengers on an annual basis.
The aviation complex serves as the key port of Fiji, boasting varieties of representative cuisine and souvenir shops brimming with locally made artwork, clothing, jewellery and handicrafts. Traveller services include two internet kiosks, luggage storage, duty-free shops and the massive Tabua VIP lounge. One large terminal is divided into two sections separating domestic and international traffic.
Nadi Airport offers a plethora of rental car and taxi services equipped for transportation to all areas of the island. There are two varieties of public buses that serve the airport, one chain of modern, air-conditioned vehicles and a separate accumulation of open-air style buses run by the local people of Fiji. All forms of public transit are accessible just outside of the arrival terminal.
The aviation hub was built in 1939 and originally utilised by New Zealand, then subsequently by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific War. The country of Fiji took over airport operations in 1979.