Air Pacific to raise several frequencies using new A330

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Fiji's national carrier Air Pacific will increase frequencies to Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles once it receives its Airbus A330 aircraft.

The A330 aircraft will be used on the Nadi-Auckland route, starting 2 April. The airline will then operate five weekly services on the route until July.

Air Pacific will also use A330 aircraft on routes from Nadi to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

The A330 service from Nadi to Brisbane will start on 21 April, with the airline operating five weekly services on the route through to July.

The A330 will be deployed on the Nadi-Sydney route starting 8 June, with the airline increasing its frequency from 13 to 14 times weekly in September. The services will be also operated using Boeing 737 aircraft.

The first Nadi-Melbourne A330 flight will be in December, with the frequency increasing from five to six times weekly during the December peak period. Services will also be operated using 737 aircraft.

Air Pacific will start using A330 aircraft on the Hong Kong route on 4 April, offering twice weekly services with a third weekly service to be added in January 2014, when the airline receives its third A330. The route's last Boeing 747 service will take place at the end of March, says Air Pacific.

Among its US routes, Air Pacific will deploy an A330 on the Nadi-Los Angeles route starting 1 July. The airline will increase the frequency from four weekly 747 services to daily, using either A330 or 747 aircraft. The route will be fully served using A330s in November. In addition, during peak travel periods, its frequency will be increased to eight times weekly, says Air Pacific.