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Fiji Airways to acquire new Twin Otters for subsidiary

Fiji Airways has signed an agreement with Viking Air to acquire three DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otters for its Fiji Link subsidiary, with an option to acquire a fourth aircraft.

The new aircraft will replace two of the three older Bombardier DHC-6 Series 300s, thus raising the DHC-6's overall fleet size to four aircraft. Deliveries of the aircraft will take place between October and early 2018, says Fiji Airways.

"Our team is also considering converting one of our current Twin Otter aircraft into a multi-use vehicle to cater not only for additional scheduled flying, but to provide opportunities for new charter business, medical evacuation services and carriage of freight," says the airline's chief executive Andre Viljoen.

Fiji Airways adds a decision to acquire the fourth model will be made in 2018.

Flight Fleets Analyzer indicates that besides the three DHC-6 Series 300s, Fiji Link also operates an ATR 42-600 and two ATR 72-600s.

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