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Airline Aims For 100% Fijian Staff

Fiji Airways is looking at employing 100 per cent Fijian staff in the organisation within the next decade. Fiji Airways Group managing director/chief executive, Stefan Pichler, has stated that in
13 Sep 2014 10:59
Airline Aims For 100% Fijian Staff
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Fiji Airways is looking at employing 100 per cent Fijian staff in the organisation within the next decade.

Fiji Airways Group managing director/chief executive, Stefan Pichler, has stated that in 10 years time, our national airline will be run fully by Fijians.

He said this is possible as the company has progression plans which will enable for enhancement of careers for Fijians in the country.

Mr Pichler said the greatest asset for any organisation was the staff and Fiji Airways was no different.

“The real difference is the cabin crew on flight and at the airports,” he said.

“It is the dream for us to have the best customer service and most reliable customer service product.

“We want to build the consumer champion brand with new designs and with marketing.”

Mr Pichler said they are making progress and not necessarily want the biggest fleet but the best service.

“The airline industry is a volatile industry but we are working very well and aim to meet our targets through the five year strategic masterplan,” he said.

“The five year masterplan was to meet the profits every year and have a good cash flow to pay back our debt and we are doing very well on that.”

He said this also meant it was able to finance the new aircraft as well.

Mr Pichler said the modernisation of the Nadi International Airport will enhance their customer service on the ground.

Feedback: nandni.vandhana@fijisun.com.fj

 



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