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Fiji Link Wonderful Company, Says A Top Pilot

Fiji Link is a wonderful company to work for and there’s nothing quite like flying as a profession, according to Fiji Link  Captain Neli Vuatalevu. He made the comment on
06 Jun 2016 10:11
Fiji Link Wonderful Company, Says A Top Pilot
Fiji Link Captain Neli Vuatalevu (left) with cabin crew Mere Bale during the Fiji Link's second birthday at Takia Hotel car park in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Fiji Link is a wonderful company to work for and there’s nothing quite like flying as a profession, according to Fiji Link  Captain Neli Vuatalevu.

He made the comment on Saturday during the second anniversary celebration of the domestic arm of Fiji Airways.

The 44-year-old of Vanuabalavu, Lau Group, said those aspiring to join the aviation industry can have full confidence in the standard and professionalism of our national carrier.

Having 21 years of flying experience, Mr Vuatalevu said he enjoys his work as the industry offers excellent working conditions.

After graduating from Pacific Flying School with a Commercial Pilot Licence in 1995 he worked with Sunflower Airlines.

In 1996 he got his first command as the captain.

The father of four children recalled that in 2001 Sunflower Airlines became Sun Air.

In 2007 Air Pacific bought Sun Air then the name Pacific Sun was introduced.

In June 2014 it was rebranded to Fiji Link.

“We work with professionals and it ensures we operate to the highest standards in the industry,” the eldest of five siblings said.

“At Fiji Link, and overall as the Fiji Airways Group, safety is our top priority.

“Fiji Airways Group’s aim is to be the employer of choice and I can attest to that, being in the company for so many years.”

It now operates a modernised fleet, including big ATR72-600 turboprops, on domestic routes and on regional flights for Fiji Airways.

“The most joyous moment for me as a pilot is seeing my passengers get off from the plane and meeting their loved ones waiting at the airport,”  Captain Vuatalevu said.

“Seeing those hugs, smiles, tears of joy brings me great satisfaction.

“I can still remember when I was four years old I flew for the first time with my mum from Suva to Savusavu and it was then when I decided to become a pilot.

“I have no regrets in life.

“My wife also works for the airline as cabin crew and so it can sometimes be a challenge to have everyone at home, but we manage to balance our work and family life.

“When we are at home together we make the most of quality family time.”

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