Fiji Airways has taken delivery of its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
This is the first to wear the airline’s new livery and name (it was formerly called Air Pacific), and will begin flying from the islands to destinations in the Far East and North America. See my previous blog post about the routes it will serve.
The aircraft, registered DQ-FJT, will replace the airline’s existing Boeing 747-400 by the end of the year.
Fiji Airways, formerly Air Pacific, have announced the routes and destinations its new Airbus A330 aircraft will serve.
The aircraft feature the new livery of the airline and look pretty nice!
From 21 April 2013, the Fiji Airways A330s will fly from Nadi to:
Los Angeles (from 1 July)
Melbourne (from 2-27 August)
Sydney (from 8 June)
The airline’s Boeing 747-400 will continue to operate routes alongside the A330, with a retirement set for January 2014.
The first aircraft is Airbus A330-243 DQ-FJT, msn 1394
Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Australasia, Pacific | Posted on 16-05-2012
Air Pacific, the national carrier of Fiji, has decided to revert to its original name of Fiji Airways.
The name change will take place with the delivery of its new Airbus A330-200’s in 2013.
Fiji Airways was last used in 1970, and following losses the airline has decided to undertake a restructuring programme to try to improve the business and attract more passengers. Part of that is adding the ‘Fiji’ name to the airline, to hopefully increase awareness from passengers wanting to travel to the Pacific island nation.
David Pflieger, Air Pacific’s Managing Director and CEO, said “Globally there is high consumer awareness of Fiji as a holiday destination. We want to strengthen that association and also promote Fiji in every country we fly to. Returning to ‘Fiji Airways’ will better reflect our role as Fiji’s national carrier, and also assist Fiji by growing tourism and interest in the nation.”
Credit to World Airline News
Fly Guam is a new airline set up jointly between Freedom Air and World Aviation Inc. It has recently taken delivery of its first aircraft – Boeing 737-4Y0 N238AG.
The airline’s base is Guam, and it will initially fly to Saipan and Hong Kong using this aircraft, which has an attractive logo and tail design.
It is also planned to serve Taipei and the Philippines in the near future, so keep an eye out for it when visiting these Asian airports.
Visit the airline’s website here: http://www.freedomairguam.com/
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