The domestic and regional subsidiary of Fiji
Airways, Fiji Link has taken delivery of its first brand new ATR
72-600 on operating lease from Singapore-based aircraft leasing
company Avation PLC.
The acquisition of the new 68-seat ATR 72-600 will allow the Fiji Airways Group to enhance
connectivity over Fiji's larger domestic ports Nadi, Suva and
Labasa, while boosting frequency of flights to other Pacific
The new aircraft will be based
at Suva airport where Fiji Link is about to start its first full
program of flying to Fiji' existing domestic and regional
destinations while commencing flights on a new route Suva-Apia.
Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Group Managing
Director and CEO said, ďThese increases in frequency and capacity
demonstrate our commitment to build a global, connected network.
This larger capacity modern ATR turboprop comes in the right
moment in the airline's new operational schedule. Only 6 months
after the announcement of the airline's fleet optimization and
restructuring fueled by the growth in domestic and regional
traffic in the past years, Fiji Link is ready to offer its
customers more choice and flexibility of flights, as well as
unparalleled passenger comfort.Ē
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