Fijian carrier Air Pacific has unveiled its new cabin product and livery that will accompany its relaunch as Fiji Airways next year.
As part of the relaunch, Air Pacific will introduce new business and economy class seats on the Airbus A330-200 aircraft that it has on order. The seats are provided by Zodiac Aerospace, while in-flight entertainment and connectivity will be provided by Panasonic Avionics' eX2 system.
The business class seat will have a 60in (154cm) seat pitch that extends to 76in during the in-flight sleeping bed position. The bed also has an electrically actuated system, which allows the seat to recline and the leg rest to be extended.
The economy class seat will have a 7.5in recline, with a contoured composite back to provide optimum passenger support with thin cushions and an armrest with reduced width to increase passenger hip room.
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Air Pacific will also introduce a new livery on the A330s, which will be used on flights from Fiji to Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
There will be three "Masi motifs" painted on the aircraft's tail and engine nacelles, which represent Fiji Airways. The "Teteva symbol", designed by Fijian artist Makereta Matemosi, will be featured prominently at the centre of the airline's new brandmark.
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The unveiling of Fiji Airways' new livery and plane interiors is the latest of Air Pacific's rebranding strategy. The carrier will revert to its 1951 name - Fiji Airways - as it enters the final phase of its rebranding and restructuring next year. The full rebranding is due to be completed by end 2013.
"We have made significant progress with our turnaround plan during the last 30 months and have taken great strides to ensure everyone who steps aboard Fiji Airways in 2013 will be able to start their holiday when they step aboard. Service and comfort are top priorities, and these state-of-the-art aircraft promise the best of both worlds," says Air Pacific's chief executive Dave Pflieger.