Airlines & Airports
|December 04, 2014|
Fiji Airways To Celebrate One-Millionth International Passenger In 2014
|Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline, has announced that it will surpass one million international passengers this calendar year for the first time in its 63-year history.|
To celebrate this feat, on December 20, one lucky passenger on a Fiji Airways flight from Nadi will be awarded a one-millionth passenger commemoration souvenir, along with a round-trip ticket to the destination of his or her choice.
Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, states, "We're delighted to hit the one-millionth passenger mark for the first time ever for Fiji Airways' international flights. It's a great reflection of the hard work done by our team to increase passenger numbers and revenue. Next year will be even better, as we will offer nearly 1.4 million seats on Fiji Airways; so, at our current load factor of around 85%, we will be able to accommodate around 1.3 million guests on our flights to and from Fiji."
Mr. Pichler continues, "This news of course means that 2014 will see the highest number of international passengers flown in our history. It will also be the year with the highest load factor in our history and certainly a stellar year for the best ever profit in our history. This is good news for all of our staff, our shareholders, our customers, and for the Fijian people."
Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises Fiji Airways, the National Airline of Fiji, and Fiji Link, its domestic and regional subsidiary. Fiji Airways aims to be a leading global boutique airline and has a fleet of brand new wide-body A330s and refreshed B737 aircraft. Fiji Link has a fleet of ATR 72, ATR 42 and DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. From its hub at Nadi International Airport, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link fly to 32 destinations in 12 countries (including code-shares) and operate 350 weekly flights from Nadi and Suva. Destinations include the Fiji Islands, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in over 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, and the two companies together employ over 1,000 employees, earn revenues of over F$675 million ($380m USD), and directly contribute a significant portion of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013.