Fiji Airways has taken delivery of its first
Boeing 737 MAX.
The MAX 8 can seat up to 178 passengers in
a standard two-class configuration and fly 3,550 nautical miles
Compared to the previous 737 model, the MAX 8
can fly 600 nautical miles farther, while providing 14% better
Fiji Airways plans to take delivery of five MAX
"We are thrilled to take delivery of our very
first 737 MAX 8, named Island of Kadavu," said Andre Viljoen,
Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways. "The introduction of
the 737 MAX is the beginning of a new chapter for Fiji Airways and
we look forward to taking advantage of the airplane's superior
performance and economics. These new airplanes will enable us to
offer a world-class customer experience through the new Boeing Sky
Interior cabins with in-seat entertainment for all guests."
Based at Nadi International Airport, Fiji
Airways serves 13 countries and 31 destinations/cities including
Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati,
Vanuatu and Solomon Islands (Oceania), the United States, Hong
Kong, Japan and Singapore. It also has an extended network of 108
international destinations through its codeshare partners.
In addition to modernizing its fleet, Fiji
Airways will use Boeing Global Services to enhance its operations.
These services include Airplane Health Management and Software