Fiji's Air Pacific to acquire three Airbus A330-200s

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Fijian carrier Air Pacific has ordered three new Airbus A330-200s to replace its Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft.

The aircraft will begin arriving in early 2013, and they will be operated on flights to Fiji from Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.

They carrier said the new aircraft will reduce maintenance and operating costs, cut carbon emissions, and improve cargo capacity.

"We fully expect that our new A330s will significantly help us cut costs and increase revenue - two key objectives for any airline - especially ours," said Air Pacific chief executive Dave Pflieger.

He added that this is the first time in the carrier's 60 year history that it has acquired brand new aircraft.

According to Flightglobal's ACAS database Air Pacific operates a single 747-400 and two 767-300ERs. It also has a single 737-700 and two 737-800s.