Air Pacific to relaunch in 2013 as Fiji Airways
Air Pacific, Fiji’s national airline, continues to prepare for a significant relaunch in 2013 which will see it rebrand to its original name, ‘Fiji Airways’, when the airline’s new Airbus A330-200 fleet takes to the skies in June 2013.
June 10, 2012
Air Pacific, Fiji’s national airline, continues to prepare for a significant relaunch in 2013 which will see it rebrand to its original name, ‘Fiji Airways’, when the airline’s new Airbus A330-200 fleet takes to the skies in June 2013. The new aircraft will be delivered in March 2013, and will fly to Fiji from Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. The carrier also announced in May, three key strategic partnerships it said will further enhance international travellers’ in-flight experience onboard the ‘new’, revitalised airline. “Air Pacific is delighted to announce a number of new partnerships that will allow us to provide passengers travelling to South Pacific even more reasons to fly with us. We’re working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Weber/Zodiac and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC) as part of our commitment to providing a world-class flying experience for our customers onboard the new A330-200s in 2013 and we’re confident they will be impressed. These deals are consistent with our desire to work with the very best, as we continue to revitalise the airline and prepare to relaunch as ‘Fiji Airways’next year,” said Air Pacific’s MD and CEO David Pflieger. In the last 12 months, the airline has ordered the three new A330-200 aircraft that will be powered by Rolls-Royce’s Trent 700 engines, it has increased flights between Fiji and Sydney from 7 to 13 times weekly and it has made investments in revitalising and modernising the airline’s product and services. “Air Pacific has a vision to become a best-in-class airline and over the past 24 months we have made significant progress with our turnaround plan,” said Pflieger. “The relaunch of Air Pacific in 2013 as ‘Fiji Airways’ marks an exciting new chapter for us.” Air Pacific and its subsidiary Pacific Sun together fly more than 300 flights per week operating B747, and B737 aircraft from Fiji to 15 cities in 10 countries. Destinations include Hong Kong, US, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands.