Pacific fleet: Fiji Airways— Global


The Fijian national carrier returns to its roots this year with a change of name that harks back to its pioneering days. But the airline’s fleet upgrade shows that its focus is also very much on the future.

National identity, Transport, Travel

Fiji Airways is a small airline with a big reach. With 900 employees (including domestic subsidiary Pacific Sun), the airline connects Fiji with the Pacific Rim and much of the South Pacific, serving the likes of Hong Kong, Sydney and Los Angeles. 2013 marks a reinvention for the carrier, part of a turnaround plan put into action following recent losses.

For the past 42 years the airline has flown as Air Pacific. This year’s name-change to Fiji Airways coincides with the arrival of three brand-new Airbus A330-200s which will replace its ageing 747…


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