Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline, today received its latest ATR72-600 aircraft for its domestic subsidiary Fiji Link. The aircraft arrived at the Fiji Airways Hangar in Nadi, Fiji after a ferry journey from Toulouse, France.
The planned acquisition was announced by Fiji Airways in January and will contribute to the fulfilment of the airline's strategic growth and Five Year Master Plan. The master plan is designed to grow Fiji Airway's capacity in the Pacific islands' region by 86.6%.
Equipped with the latest in aviation safety and technology, as well as award-winning ergonomic cabin design and functionality, the new 600 series aircraft will offer greater passenger capacity, connectivity in the region.
Fiji Airways Managing Director & CEO Stefan Pichler: "These are exciting times for us. The ATR 72-600 will help bring about enhanced connectivity in our regional network through the development of routes. It will also complement our current regional schedules operated by the 72-600, like Apia (Samoa) and Port Vila (Vanuatu) flights.
The aircraft, which was handed over to Fiji Link General Manager Shaenaz Voss last Wednesday in Toulouse is on lease from Ireland-based Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).