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Fiji Airways orders fourth A330

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 7, 2015

A Fiji Airways Airbus A330-200. (Airbus)
A Fiji Airways Airbus A330-200. (Airbus)

Fiji Airways has flagged opening a new destination in Asia as the airline confirms delivery of a new Airbus A330-300 aircraft due to arrive in December 2015.

The aircraft will join the carrier’s existing three Airbus A330-200s, which fly from the island nation to Australia, New Zealand, the US and its sole Asian city Hong Kong, which it serves three times a week.

Fiji Airways chief executive Stefan Pichler said the larger A330-300 would “offer us excellent opportunities to maximise yields on our popular long-haul routes”, as well as allow the airline to add a new route.

“This acquisition is also integral to our plans to grow our network by adding another long-haul destination in Asia,” Pichler said in a statement on Monday.

“We’re in the process of selecting the new route and aim to utilise this A330 on it.”

Fiji Airways’ A330-200s have 24 business class and 249 economy class seats. The airline said its A330-300 would have the same number of business class seats and 40 more in economy for a total of 289.

The aircraft was financed through CIT. Fiji Airways was the aviation financing company’s first customer in the South Pacific region.

Fiji Airways took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 in 2013. (Airbus)
Fiji Airways took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 in 2013. (Airbus)


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