Fiji Airways Airbus A330-243 (c/n 1416) DQ-FJU "Island of Namukalau" is caught on short final to Rwy 25L at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) on October 30 2013.
(Photo by Michael Carter)
Flag carrier Fiji Airways will increase flight frequencies on its Fiji (Nadi International)-Hong Kong International route from Oct. 25. The carrier will add an extra weekly Airbus A330 flight to a 4X-weekly schedule between the two cities.
Fiji Airways reached 100,000 monthly passengers for the first time in July, and says the new service will help the airline boost visitor numbers from China, greater Asia and Europe.
“The new route is ... part of our plans to develop our Nadi hub,” Fiji Airways acting CEO David Bowden said. He added that the carrier’s codeshare agreement with Cathay Pacific will help passengers tap into flights that connect to Hong Kong.
Since the airline underwent a major reorganization under previous CEO Stefan Pichler, it has seen significant progress away from a massive $14 million loss in 2009. The airline reported an operating profit of $8.2 million for the 2015 first half, alongside a 6.7% corresponding increase in passenger numbers compared to 2014.
The airline is also upgrading its fleet with new aircraft, including leased ATR 72-600s, plans to expand both domestic and regional network links, and is to install a new CEO—former Air Mauritius CEO Andre Viljoen—in October.
Fiji Airways has a 13-strong fleet, including Airbus A330s, Boeing 737s, and ATR 72s and -42s; it is 46% owned by Qantas.
(Jeremy Torr - ATWOnline News)