A330 is Flagship Aircraft for Fiji’s National Airline

Air Pacific, Fiji’s national airline, has formally rolled out its soon to be adopted new ‘Fiji
Airways’ identity with the delivery of its first new A330-200 aircraft.  Whilst the carrier will officially adopt the ‘Fiji Airways’ brand in June, the aircraft will begin commercial services on April 2.  The aircraft was officially accepted by Nick Caine, Air Pacific’s
CFO, at Airbus’ delivery centre in Toulouse.
The aircraft is the first painted in Fiji Airways’ striking new livery depicting traditional
Fijian symbols of welcome, caring and connection of its people to their islands.  The livery was designed by celebrated Fijian Masi artist Makereta Matemosi.
The aircraft is the first from an order for three A330-200 placed in 2011 to replace Air Pacific’s B747s and B767s with newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft.

“We are determined to become the airline of choice in the South Pacific. Our distinctive livery conveys the warmth and hospitality of our home.  Our passengers will experience superior comfort with our state of the art cabin products once we start commercial
operations with the A330 in April, with even better features and products to be rolled out once we become ‘Fiji Airways’ in June.  The A330 is the most fuel efficient aircraft
in its category and allows us to optimise our network and modernise our fleet
to ensure future growth,” said Dave Pflieger, Air Pacific’s Managing Director
and CEO.

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  1. The A330-200 is a 30 year old technology that Airbus will cease production in 2015. THis is a step back for the airline. Was a thorough and comprehensive due diligence completed by management as the A330 does not have the technical and operational acapability to meet the airline’s expansion into non-stop secondary markets such as Beijing, New York, Buenos Aires, Rio (Fiji Embassy and Brazil is ready to reciprocate). Bad choice and obviously someone must have benefites financially from this “deal.”

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