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Fiji Airways, Fiji Link Keeping Busy And Safe

Looks like Fiji Airways B737 Captain Mataiasi Vave and First Officer James Lenoa were busy on Wednesday night, flying out to Auckland, New Zealand. In light of the adverse weather
18 Dec 2020 13:27
Fiji Airways, Fiji Link Keeping Busy And Safe
All Fiji Link aircraft (ATR 72s, ATR 42 and Twin Otters) and planes from other operators will be secured inside the Fiji Airways Hangar in Nadi. Photo: Fiji Airways

Looks like Fiji Airways B737 Captain Mataiasi Vave and First Officer James Lenoa were busy on Wednesday night, flying out to Auckland, New Zealand.

In light of the adverse weather conditions associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasa, a number of Fiji Airways and Fiji Link flights had been impacted.

In a statement released Wednesday, Fiji Airways said: “All Fiji Airways jet aircraft (Airbus A350s Airbus A330s and Boeing 737s) aircraft will be either operate their scheduled freight or repatriation services to Sydney, Auckland, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, or be ferried to Sydney or Auckland over the next two days.

“These aircraft will remain at those ports until weather conditions in Fiji allow for their safe return.

“All Fiji Link aircraft (ATR 72s, ATR 42 and Twin Otters) will be secured inside the airline’s Hangar facilities in Nadi.”

Fiji Airways in one of their posts on their official Facebook page yesterday, said: “B737 Captain Vave and FO Lenoa before flying to Auckland late last night (Wednesday night). Our jet aircraft (#Airbus A350s & A330s & #Boeing 737s) are at overseas ports until weather conditions in Fiji allow for their safe return.

“All Fiji Link aircraft (ATR 72s, ATR 42 and Twin Otters and other smaller aircraft) are secured inside our Hangar facilities in Nadi. Closing doors soon.”

Fiji Airways B737 Captain Mataiasi Vave and First Officer James Lenoa before flying out to Auckland, New Zealand on December 18, 2020. Photo: Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways B737 Captain Mataiasi Vave and First Officer James Lenoa before flying out to Auckland, New Zealand on December 18, 2020. Photo: Fiji Airways

 

Meanwhile, the special ‘FJ 679 Catch the Sunset Flight’, which was to operate tomorrow, has been postponed to now operate January 2, 2021.

  • Timings for the flight remain the same.
  • The Hong Kong-Nadi repatriation flight (FJ 1392) which was scheduled to arrive in Fiji on Thursday, December 17, has been postponed. The flight will now arrive in Fiji on December 21.
  • The Nadi-Sydney repatriation flight (FJ 1911) scheduled for Saturday, December 19 has been cancelled.
  • Impacted customers will be booked on the next available Nadi-Sydney repatriation flight.

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 


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