Air Pacific selects Airbus

Fiji’s national carrier, Air Pacific, has selected Airbus A330 aircraft to renew and to grow its fleet.  The airline says that after a thorough evaluation of several different aircraft, including the Boeing 787, the carrier has signed a firm contract to buy three new A330-200s to replace its existing Boeing 747s and 767s.
The Airbus A330-200 aircraft will be delivered in 2013 and operated from Fiji on transpacific routes to Los Angeles and throughout the Asia-Pacific region to Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.
“The A330 is the most versatile and fuel-efficient aircraft in its category today, and it is clearly the best aircraft for modernising our fleet, optimising our network, and ensuring future growth opportunities as we position Air Pacific to be the preferred airline in the South Pacific,” said Dave Pflieger, Managing Director and CEO of Air Pacific.  “We are confident that our customers and visitors to Fiji will be excited about the outstanding comfort and capability of these outstanding new aircraft.”