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Fiji Airways is the first South Pacific airline to take delivery of a MAX aircraft. (Photo: Boeing)

Fiji Airways Granted Approval for Return of 737 MAX to New Zealand

Fiji Airways made a deal for five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft back in 2016 with the first two received in 2018 and early 2019 and the subsequent three due by mid-2019. The MAX aircraft were due to be the new heartbeat for the Fiji Airways fleet, as since 2018, the airline has been slowly getting rid of its older Boeing 737 aircraft to make way for the newer, more fuel-efficient fleet. Unfortunately, following two fatal accidents, the aircraft was grounded…

Fiji Airways Receives Five-Star Safety Rating

Fiji Airways has received a five-star Covid-19 Safety rating from Skytrax for its safety protocols to limit infection, covers all the airline's safety protocols in response to Covid-19. Skytrax accredited the airline following a safety audit over March and April. Safety measures implemented at Nadi International Airport, onboard and in…

How Fiji Airways Is Preparing Its Stored Aircraft For Future…

While many major airlines around the world are contemplating how many and which aircraft they must retire to stay afloat, they must also decide which of their existing, active aircraft should be grounded to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs, until they are ready to return the aircraft to service. However,…

Fiji Airways Reveals ‘Travel Ready’ Program for International Flight Resumptions

Fiji, an island in the heart of the South Pacific, is known for its rugged landscapes, palm tree-lined beaches and crystal-clear coral reefs. Fiji Airways, its national airline, has unveiled its plan for a return to flying once border restrictions ease, in order to welcome tourists back to the gorgeous…

Fiji Airways Aims High With New A350XWB, Debuts Jet at…

Fiji Airways became the first airline in the South Pacific to operate the Airbus A350XWB on Friday when it took delivery of the first of two it has on order from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. In taking delivery of the new aircraft, Fiji Airways is continuing its…

Finnair Launches Codeshare with Fiji Airways to Extend its South…

Finnair and Fiji Airways have agreed on a new codeshare partnership on select flights from Fiji Airways' main hub in the capital of Nadi, with more to be added subject to government approval. Finnair's AY code will be added to select Fiji Airways flights, including routes from Nadi to Hong…

Fiji Airways’ First A350 One Step Closer to Delivery

Fiji Airways’ first Airbus A350-900 moved a step closer to delivery this week after rolling out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France. The aircraft now awaits installation of engines and ground and flight tests to complete the final phases of the assembly process, with delivery due to Fiji…

Fiji Airways Expands Widebody Fleet with Airbus A350 Order

Fiji Airways announced that it will acquire two brand new Airbus A350-900 XWBs during a joint press conference held in Nadi with the carrier’s largest shareholder, the Fijian government. Upon delivery of the type, Fiji's flag carrier will be the first airline in the South Pacific to operate aircraft as…

Oneworld Alliance Announces Royal Air Maroc as Newest Member, Fiji…

The oneworld airline alliance announced at press conference in New York City yesterday that it will be inducting Royal Air Maroc into the alliance as a full member. Morroco's national carrier will be the first African airline to join the alliance in full, with the membership process expected to be completed…

Fiji Airways Receives First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Fiji Airways on Friday became the first airline in the South Pacific islands to take delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, receiving its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 at a handover ceremony at Boeing’s Everett facility in Washington. The airline plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes…