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Mon, 20 August 2018

Fiji Airways Takes Delivery of Fourth Brand New Viking DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter Aircraft

Fiji Airways has taken delivery of its fourth brand new Viking DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft.

The addition of this aircraft to the Fiji Link fleet results in a significantly reduced average aircraft age, making the national carrier’s domestic subsidiary one of the youngest fleets in the world with an average aircraft age of just 1.8 years.

Fiji Airways taking delivery of a brand new Viking DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft. Click to enlarge.

 “This is a significant achievement for a domestic airline of a relatively small country. It’s a testament to us, yet again, punching above our weight. We are an airline who fly in some pretty challenging operating environments, and operate domestic schedules that require more frequencies,” said Fiji Airways managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen. “The Twin Otter ticks both these boxes and thus has been our aircraft of choice for such versatility. It allows us to land on shorter airstrips and grass runways in many of our islands, such as Taveuni and Savusavu, and has enabled us to provide our passengers with more frequencies.”

Fiji Airways Engineering Teams will now paint the new aircraft – registration DQ-FLA – in Fiji Link livery and complete the installation of all aircraft seats and interior furnishings.

The new aircraft is expected to enter commercial service by September.

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