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Fiji Airways A350-900 XWB, Island of Viti Levu, Shines at Dubai Air Show

The Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who accepted the new A350 on behalf of Fiji Airways at the Airbus factory in Toulouse past Friday.
19 Nov 2019 14:01
Fiji Airways A350-900 XWB, Island of Viti Levu,  Shines at Dubai Air Show
The Fiji Airways A350-900 XWB aircraft, named ISLAND OF VITI LEVU at the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2019.

Fiji Airways A350-900 is one of the highlights at this year’s Dubai Air Show.

Fiji Airways and Airbus showcased the airline’s brand new A350-900 XWB aircraft at the Dubai Air Show.

The aircraft, Island of Viti Levu, was at the static display area of the Dubai Air Show and was visited by numerous guests.

These included UAE dignitaries, airline suppliers, senior officials from other airlines, and aviation media from around the world.

The Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who accepted the new A350 on behalf of Fiji Airways at the Airbus factory in Toulouse past Friday.

On the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s Facebook page,  he posted: “Fiji Airways’ team of pilots, technicians, flight attendants, customer care personnel, trainers, engineers and management involved in the delivery of our first #A350 met up with Fijian pilots and operations personnel working with the Emirates and their families for a good talanoa.

“We shared our joy before parting ways to prepare for the arrival of our A350-900 XWB on 23 November at about midday

“It was wonderful meeting our compatriots in Dubai, who are excelling in their respective areas.

“We wish them well and look forward to seeing them back home. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality! #TeamFiji #Fiji #BulaA350”

Fiji Airways statement

A Fiji Airways statement released stated: “Guests were impressed by the cabin design and various elements of the Fiji Airways A350 aircraft, including the masi motifs which strongly feature both on the external livery and interior details.

“The 1-2-1 configuration of the Business Class cabin, with its direct aisle access, and full lie-flat beds were particularly complimented,” the statement said.

“Guests also admired the spacious Economy cabin, especially the first five ‘BULA SPACE’ section which offers guests 34” pitch.

“The Fiji Airways A350 will be displayed at the Dubai Air Show again on Monday, November 18th.

“It departs Dubai on Tuesday, November 19th.

“The airline will showcase the A350 to travel agents and media in Brisbane, Australia, on Wednesday (November 20th) and in Sydney on Thursday (November 21st).”

The Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (centre), the Fiji Airways team met up with the Fijian pilots and operations personnel working with the Emirates and their families for a good talanoa at Dubai.

The Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (centre), the Fiji Airways team met up with the Fijian pilots and operations personnel working with the Emirates and their families for a good talanoa at Dubai.

The flight will be joined by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in Sydney to bring home the first Airbus A350-900 this Saturday.

Fiji Airways said: “It’s highly anticipated delivery flight home is on Saturday (November 23rd).

“Between 12 noon to 12.50 pm, a number of towns and cities will witness the A350 do a low fly-over.

“Nausori, Suva, Pacific Harbour, Sigatoka, Nadi and Lautoka will all witness the A350 overhead before the aircraft touches down in Nadi at 12.50 pm.”

The Fijian delegation also included  Fiji Airways board chairman Rajesh Punja, Fiji Airways managing director and chief executive officer, Andre Viljoen, Shaenaz Voss, Executive General Manager, Fiji Link and Group Corporate, International and Government Affairs and the Fiji Airways team.

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