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Fiji Airways Formalises Acquisition of New A330-300

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 5 January 2015

Fiji Airways has completed the formal acquisition process for a new Airbus A330-300 series aircraft from CIT, a global commercial aviation financing company.

The brand new A330-300 is expected to be delivered in December 2015 and will increase Fiji Airways current wide-body fleet, which already includes three A330-200s.

The 300 series aircraft will offer 40 more seats than the current 200 series, while all other aircraft features will be similar. This includes a 24-seat Business Class cabin featuring angled lie flat seats, in seat power supply, large personal entertainment screens. Economy class will feature 289 seats with individual entertainment screens and power supply for charging devices.

Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, said, Were excited to get a fourth wide-body A330 into our fleet. The 300 series will offer us excellent opportunities to maximise yields on our popular long-haul routes, whilst ensuring our usual customer comfort and service features. This acquisition is also integral to our plans to grow our network by adding another long-haul destination in Asia. Were in the process of selecting the new route and aim to utilise this A330 on it.

Robert Lamoureux, VP & Senior Regional Director, Asia Pacific, CIT Commercial Air, said, CIT is proud to count Fiji Airways as our first customer in the South Pacific region and reinforcing the importance of Oceania as one of CITs largest airline customer base. We are positive that the new 242T MTOW variant will complement well with Fiji's existing A330 fleet.

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