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