Fiji Airways is set to introduce a fifth Boeing 737-800 into its fleet this Friday. The leased aircraft – Island of Ovalau – features Fiji Airways’ award-winning livery and designs, as well as eight Business Class seats and 162 Economy Class seats. It touched down at the Fiji Airways Hangar in Nadi this morning, having left the Netherlands last weekend.
Fiji Airways Chairman Nalin Patel comment at the welcome event, “This new aircraft comes at an important time for us. It will contribute straight-away to our network, as we prepare to start direct services between Wellington and Nadi from June 25th on Thursdays and Sundays all year around. This aircraft will also allow us to add an extra service from Christchurch, also making that a twice-weekly connection to Fiji all year round as well.”
With this, Fiji Airways will also be able to add more day-time flights to Brisbane, as well as extra frequencies on Fiji Airways’ busy Auckland and Sydney routes.
Mr. Patel also stated, “With this addition to our fleet we become larger and stronger. We will be able to further strengthen our position as the leader in aviation in the Pacific. It aids us in developing partnerships within the region, like the recently announced codeshare with Air Vanuatu and partnerships we are looking to put in place in Tonga.”