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Fiji Airways To Touch One Million Passenger Mark On December 20

Fiji Airways To Touch One Million Passenger Mark On December 20
From left: Association of South Pacific Airlines general secretary, George Faktaufon, ASPA chairman and Aircalin CEO, Didier Tappero, Air Niugini general manager Customer and Marketing, Dominic Kaumu, Air Calédonie’s Samuel Hnepeune, Air Vanuatu chief executive, Joseph Laloyer, Fiji Airways MD/CEO Stefan Pichler, Air Vanuatu general manager Sales and Marketing, Floyd Smith, and Nauru Airlines CEO, Geoff Bowmaker, during ASPA’s 61st General Session at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
December 05
00:03 2014

Fiji Airways has announced it will surpass one million international passengers for the calendar year for the first time in its 63-year history.

One lucky passenger on a Fiji Airways flight from Nadi on December 20 will be awarded a one millionth passenger commemoration as a lasting souvenir, together with a return ticket to the destination of his or her choice.

Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Stefan Pichler, said: “We’re delighted to hit the one millionth passenger mark for the first time ever for Fiji Airways’ international flights.

“It’s a great reflection of the hard work done by our team to increase passenger numbers and revenue.”

Mr Pichler said next year will be even better, as they will offer nearly 1.4 million seats on Fiji Airways.

“So, at our current load factor of around 85 per cent, we will be able to accommodate around 1.3 million guests on our flights to and from Fiji.”

“This news of course means that 2014 will be the highest number of international passengers flown in our history.

“It will also be the year with the highest load factor in our history. And certainly a stellar year for the best ever profit in our history.

“This is good news for all of our staff, our shareholders, our customers and for the Fijian people.”

Record profit

Meanwhile, at the Association of South Pacific Airline’s 61st General Session at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau Island which began yesterday, Mr Pichler stressed Fiji Airways was on track for record profits this year as well.

He attributed this to their continuous effort to cut cost, grow revenue, improve dedicated customer service and also new markets.

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