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PICTURE: First Fiji A350-900 out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first Airbus A350-900s will enter service in January 2020, and will fly to Sydney and Los Angeles.

The aircraft, the first of two leased by the carrier, emerged from the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, complete in Fiji’s livery. It will next get its engines installed, before embarking on ground and flight tests.

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Fiji is expected to take delivery of the widebody in November and December this year. It has said that the A350s, leased from DAE Capital, will complement its existing fleet of six A330s.

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered A350s will have 33 Collins Aerospace Super Diamond lie-flat business class seats, and 301 Recaro CL3710 seats. The jets will also feature Thales’ Avant in-flight entertainment system and wi-fi connectivity.

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