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Saturday, December 6, 2014

One million customers for Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, is pleased to announce that it will surpass 1 million international passengers for the calendar year for the first time in its 63-year history. One lucky passenger on a Fiji Airways flight from Nadi on December 20th will be awarded a one millionth passenger commemoration as a lasting souvenir, together with a return ticket to the destination of his or her choice.

Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO stated: “We’re delighted to hit the one millionth passenger mark for the first time ever for Fiji Airways’ international flights. It’s a great reflection of the hard work done by our team to increase passenger numbers and revenue. And next year will be even better, as we will offer nearly 1.4 million seats on Fiji Airways. So, at our current load factor of around 85%, we will be able to accommodate around 1.3 million guests on our flights to and from Fiji.”

Mr Pichler added: “This news of course means that 2014 will be the highest number of international passengers flown in our history. It will also be the year with the highest load factor in our history. And certainly a stellar year for the best ever profit in our history. This is good news for all of our staff, our shareholders, our customers and for the Fijian people.”

Fiji Airways was founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, which is the National Airline of Fiji and Fiji Link, its domestic and regional subsidiary. Fiji Airways aims to be a leading global boutique airline, and has a fleet of brand new wide-body A330s and refreshed B737 aircraft. Fiji Link has a fleet of ATR 72, ATR 42 and DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. From its hub at Nadi International Airport, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link fly to 32 destinations in 12 countries (including code-shares) and operate 350 weekly flights from Nadi and Suva. Destinations include Fiji Islands, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group bring in over 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, and the two companies together employ over 1000 employees, earn revenues of over F$675 million ($380m USD), and directly contribute a significant portion of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. 

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