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Air Pac ranked among top 30

Fiji’s national airline, Air Pacific has been ranked among top 30 best airlines in the world in the Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. Air Pacific ranked number seven
18 Nov 2011 11:40

Fiji’s national airline, Air Pacific has been ranked among top 30 best airlines in the world in the Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Air Pacific ranked number seven in the Small Airlines category, surpassing Virgin Australia (formerly Virgin Blue) which ranked 10.

Attorney-General and Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum congratulating Air Pacific said this is a tremendous accomplishment for the national air carrier.

“This recognition is well-deserved by Air Pacific as it has been making enhancements and providing top service to its patrons.

“This airline has contributed to the creation of job opportunities for Fijians, enhancing their livelihoods, and I look forward to the continued growth and diversification of the tourism sector in Fiji,” he said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said tourism comprises nearly one-third of the Fijian economy and Air Pacific, with its professional service and hospitable crew members, is just one of the many reasons why so many visitors choose to return to Fiji.

Air Pacific brings in 68 per cent of all visitors who fly to Fiji and earns $600 million in revenue contributing towards a significant portion of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The company operates B747, B767, and B737 aircraft from Fiji to 15 cities in 10 countries and has recently announced purchasing three brand new Air Bus A330-200. These brand new, highly capable, long-haul aircraft will begin arriving in early 2013, and they will be operated on flights to Fiji from Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.

 

Small Airlines category:

1. OpenSkies, 90.8

2. Porter Airlines, 78.2

3. Air Tahiti Nui, 66.6

4. Volaris, 65.7

5. SilkAir, 58.0

6. WestJet, 57.8

7. Air Pacific, 52.0

8. Aeroméxico Connect, 50.4

9. KLM Cityhopper, 50.010.

10. Virgin Australia (formerly Virgin Blue), 49.6



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