Fiji Airways has accepted delivery of the first of two brand-new A350 XWB aircraft from aircraft manufacturer Airbus via a lease agreement with DAE Capital.
The Nadi-based carrier is the first airline in the South Pacific to operate the wide-body aircraft type, which will deliver new levels of fuel efficiency. Fiji Airways will operate the A350 on the Nadi-Los Angeles and Sydney routes.
Fiji Airways has configured the carbon-fibre composite jets with a two-class configuration, featuring 334 seats including 33 lie-flat Business and 301 Economy class seats, 39 of which are designated as BULA SPACE seats with extra legroom. Seatbacks are set up with Thales in-flight high-definition entertainment systems.
Fiji Airways currently operates a fleet of six A330 Family and will benefit from the common type rating with the A350 XWB which allows pilots and crews to operate on both aircraft types.