Fiji Airways has taken delivery of its third brand new Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Christened ‘Island of Yasawa-i-rara’, after the chain of islands northwest of Nadi, the new twin-aisle aircraft features the new Fiji Airways livery, following its recent rebranding from Air Pacific.
After a low fly-over the Yasawa islands, the aircraft touched down at Nadi International Airport where it was welcomed by airline officials. The delivery marks the third and final new A330 to join the airline’s fleet this year, and will allow Fiji Airways to retire its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
“The new A330 is set to not only improve our schedules, but to also boost our profitability and the reliability of our services. It is enabling us to introduce a third Fiji – Hong Kong service from December, and will enable more direct flights to our key markets, as well as many more connections with partner airlines around the globe. The expansion of our long haul fleet is helping to bring the world to Fiji, opening up new source markets for Fiji tourism and helping to boost the Fijian economy,” said Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways’ managing director & CEO.
The new A330 comes equipped with 273 seats in two classes – 24 in business class and 249 in economy.
The three new A330s and four newly-refurbished B737 aircraft form part of Fiji Airways’ five-year plan to transform the airline.