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A-G Chief Guest As New Island Of Kadavu Arrives

Island of Kadavu will arrive home on Monday. The Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be the chief guest at the arrival ceremony of the first Boeing
01 Dec 2018 10:03
A-G Chief Guest As New Island Of Kadavu Arrives
A Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800 DQ-FJG. Photo: Airplane Pictures

Island of Kadavu will arrive home on Monday.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be the chief guest at the arrival ceremony of the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 at the  Fiji Airways Hangar, Nasoso, Nadi Airport.

The new MAX 8 aircraft is registered as DQ-FAB and named Island of Kadavu, a name currently held by the Boeing 737-800NG it will replace in the Fiji Airways fleet.

The new MAX 8s will offer Fiji Airways guests superior customer comfort and amenities with modern interiors, personal entertainment screens, reduced cabin noise, better lighting and more overhead cabin space.

This is the first of five Boeing 737 MAX 8s, with all five of the type on order expected to be delivered by the end of 2019.

The first commercial flight destination for the MAX 8 is Adelaide, Australia, which will take place in December.

A Fiji Airways spokesperson in an earlier statement said: “Fiji Airways, in collaboration with Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer, and state regulators, is following a rigorous and comprehensive induction process for its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which includes training for all technical employees.

“Fiji Airways can confirm that its engineers are undergoing the required training from the manufacturer as approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji.

“The airline’s Boeing 737 pilots and cabin crew are receiving more than the minimum mandated training for the MAX 8 aircraft from the manufacturer including ongoing Simulator training in a MAX simulator.”

Fiji Airways’ will be the first airline in the region to receive delivery of the more than 4,500 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on order around the world.

 

Awards Praise

Meanwhile Fiji Airways were recently awarded the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards Supreme Award.

The awards was held at the Sofitel Resort and Spa, Nadi past Saturday.

Fiji Airways managing director and chief executive officer Andre Viljoen said: “We are delighted to have won the Supreme Award at Investment Fiji’s 2018 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards.

“This award effectively means we’re recognised as Fiji’s top company and continues the wonderful story of Fiji Airways in the country, with an independent panel of judges recognising our contribution to the country.

“More importantly, it re-affirms the hard work and contribution of every member of the Fiji Airways family – from the way we look after guests on the ground and in the air, the commodities we carry in and out of the country and the entire back-office team who make it possible for our frontline stars to shine.

“We have a world-class management team who have the right vision and provide the direction and inspiration for their teams.

“Our 1400-strong staff complement are a force to be reckoned with, forming the crucial cogs in this well-oiled machine.

“I’m proud of every single member of the Fiji Airways family and offer my gratitude and congratulations on this award.

“The achievements and milestones we have accomplished together are a testament to the dedication, hard work and ingenuity of all our staff, the guidance of our board of directors, the loyalty of our customers, and the support of the Fijian Government and the Fijian people.

“Fiji Airways will strive to maintain this development and progress so that we continue to be a national airline that the Fijian people can be proud of.”

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 



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