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New Boeing 737-800 Joins Fiji Airways Fleet Today

Fiji Airways’ aircraft fleet will be boosted by another of Boeing 737-800 which arrives in the country today. The addition will increase the Fiji Airways fleet to five Boeing 737
27 May 2015 09:43
New Boeing 737-800 Joins Fiji Airways Fleet Today
A Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800 which the national airline already has in its fleet.

Fiji Airways’ aircraft fleet will be boosted by another of Boeing 737-800 which arrives in the country today.

The addition will increase the Fiji Airways fleet to five Boeing 737 planes (four 737-800 and one 737-700) and the total to eight planes, which includes three Airbus A330s.

This latest new arrival will increase the national airline’s fleet capacity and will boost its plans to service new and add extra flights.

This includes flights between Nadi and Christchurch and Wellington in NZ.

The newly-leased plane will be welcomed at the Fiji Airways hangar in Nadi at 9am.

In attendance are expected to be Government Ministers, key tourism and aviation industry stakeholders as well as Fiji Airways senior officials and staff members.

An Airbus A330-300 is expected to enter the fleet this year with plans for yet another Boeing 737-800 to join Fiji Airways in 2017.

The addition of Airbus A330-300 will provide a six per cent capacity increase for the airline’s popular Los Angeles route for which there are eight flights a week.

The arrival of this leased aircraft bodes well given currently one of the Airbus A330 is in Brisbane, Australia undergoing repair works.

The aircraft (Island of Namuka-i-Lau) was involved in a tarmac incident at the Nadi International Airport over a week ago. It was damaged during cargo loading by ground handling company, Air Terminal Services.

The Airbus being pulled out of service, in addition to costing Fiji Airways quite a lot, has also caused frustrations amongst travellers because of the delays.




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