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Fri, 19 April 2019

Fiji Airways Leases Boeing 737-800 from Miami Air

Fiji Airways has leased a Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Miami Air to cover some of its schedules due to the temporary grounding of its two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

The chartered Miami Air aircraft will operate some flights on behalf of Fiji Airways between Nadi and Auckland, Apia, Christchurch and Brisbane.

Fiji Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8. Click to enlarge.

The aircraft has 166 Economy Class seats in a single cabin configuration. Fiji Airways has said that it will contact Business Class guests booked on flights which will now be operated by the leased aircraft to provide travel options.

The leased aircraft will operate with its own cabin crew and pilots, with a Fiji Airways Purser or Senior Flight Attendant onboard to oversee the cabin experience.

Miami Air is a charter company based out of Miami in the United States. The company has previously leased aircraft to airlines such as British Airways, Air France, and TUI, among others.

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