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Fiji Airways Achieves Record For Most Passengers In July

Fiji Airways Achieves Record For Most Passengers In July
September 05
08:42 2015

Fiji Airways has registered its best ever performance for passengers in a month, recording 107,227 passengers for July.

This is the first time the Fijian carrier has crossed the 100,000 mark for monthly passenger numbers. July is traditionally a peak month in Fiji’s tourism calendar.

Fiji Airways acting chief executive, David Bowden, said: “This is excellent news coming off the back of our recently announced highest ever six-month profit numbers.

“It shows that the whole team is working together to grow revenues by increasing passenger numbers and yield.

“While there’s obviously no room for complacency, we’re delighted with the July passenger numbers.

“It’s fantastic to be able to break new ground and to acknowledge the work of the team doing so.”

The airline said July is always stronger than December, since the Australian, New Zealand and US school holidays all fall in July.

Whereas December, there’s activity usually towards the Christmas break. So July is always stronger.

 

Financial performance

Only the past month, Fiji Airways reported an interim six-month operating profit before tax of $17.5 million for the period January 1 to June 30.

The results also revealed an increase of 6.7 per cent in passengers flown for the six months compared to the same period in 2014.

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