CONFESSION Stopping over in Fiji is addictive. You may miss your connections
Fiji Airways gives Boeing a small but strategic win in the single aisle jet replacement market in Oceania
Fiji will be served in peak periods from 4 April by Virgin Australia A330-200s as well as the 737s which fly its current schedule on routes between Australia and Nadi, marking the start of its recently foreshadowed new international initiatives.
Fiji Airways has only seven jets, three A330-200 wide bodies and four single aisle Boeing 737s, but has just shamed its much larger Australian and NZ peer airlines with massive profits and worker bonuses.
Catching flights in Fiji works this way. You sit on the verandah with a cool drink. It is the day of travel. You ask you host, or the hotel, when you should be ready. They give you an approximate time, and then someone drives you off to the airport at a leisurely pace and everything gradually happens, more or less on time, if anyone is actually keeping time.
With 747s other than the rare -8 version disappearing apace as passenger airliners all around the world, Fiji Airways did it differently yesterday, with staff writing farewell notes on the fuselage of the airline’s second and last -400.
The wharves, piled up with produce both ways, and unpaved roads cut by flash flooding rivers.The waterfront bars, with lots of exotic women mingling with happy, happy merchant sailors. And the singing. Sinners went to church just to hear the singing.
Fiji Airways, the rebranded Air Pacific operation, has a size factor on its side as it lifts its competitive offering against Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand. That factor, speaking as a large Australian, is that our Fijian brothers and sisters do not come in small sizes. If the tone of announcements from the […]