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Tue, 4 Dec 2018

Fiji Airways Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX

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 (6,570 kilometers).

Compared to the previous 737 model, the MAX 8 can fly 600 nautical miles farther, while providing 14% better fuel efficiency.

Fiji Airways plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes.

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 (6,570 kilometers). Compared to the previous 737 model, the MAX 8 can fly 600 nautical miles farther, while providing 14% better fuel efficiency. Click to enlarge.

"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 Distribution Tools.

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