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Next Up Boeing 737-800 To Boost Short Haul Flights

With the arrival of the new Fiji Airways Airbus A330-300 aircraft, all eyes will now surely shift to the next new addition to our national airline’s fleet. The next addition
30 Dec 2015 11:09
Next Up Boeing 737-800 To Boost Short Haul Flights
Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu, General Manager Industry, International and Government affairs Shaenaz Voss, AFL Executive Chairman Faiz Khan and Fiji Airways CEO Andre Viljoen at the welcome ceremony for Fiji Airways new Airbus A330-300 at the Hangar, Nadi yesterday.

With the arrival of the new Fiji Airways Airbus A330-300 aircraft, all eyes will now surely shift to the next new addition to our national airline’s fleet.

The next addition on the list as per the five year master plan is another Boeing 737-800 which will boost the short haul fleet capacity.

Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Andre Viljoen, highlighted this yesterday as the airline welcomed the new member of the family – Island of Rotuma.

Mr Viljoen confirmed the addition of the new A330-300 will mean employment for at least 100 more cabin crew and pilots combined.

The new aircraft he said will initially be flying to Hong Kong, some flights to Sydney and Los Angeles.

This will then leave room for the smaller A330-200 to go Nadi-San Francisco (June) and Nadi-Singapore (April), he said.

A beautiful and fitting ceremony of welcome was accorded yesterday amidst hundreds of guests at the Fiji Airways Hangar at the Nadi International Airport.

 

Airports Fiji

Meanwhile, Airports Fiji executive chairman, Faiz Khan, congratulated Fiji Airways for its brand new aircraft.

“This latest addition will increase the number of tourists coming to Fiji and in turn boost our national economy. It was an absolute joy to see the Island of Rotuma come home,” he said.



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