Fiji Airways has taken delivery of its third and final Airbus A330-200.
The three A330s are replacing two Boeing 747-400s that it had previously used on long-haul services, the last of which will be retired by the end of the year.
Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows that the aircraft is registered DQ-FJV, MSN 1465, and is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60EP engines.
Chief executive Stefan Pichler says that the arrival of the third A330 will allow it to introduce a third weekly frequency on the Nadi-Hong Kong route from December, and is another milestone in the evolution of the airline.
“The arrival of our third A330 marks more than two years of intensive planning to rebuild our airline, and turn it around to profitability; and of course we’ve had an 18-month brand transition phase to where we are today,” he adds.
Pichler also says that the airline is embarking on a new five year plan, which will include a new network strategy, as well as reviews of other processes.
Fiji Airways says that it also recently completed cabin refurbishments on its four Boeing 737NG aircraft, which are used primarily on shorter routes to Australia and other destinations in the Pacific.