Fiji Airways has taken delivery of its first brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which is the first of two A350 jets that will join Fiji Airways’ fleet. Both aircraft are leased from Dubai-based lessor DAE Capital.
Fiji Airways’ first A350 will be displayed at the Dubai Air Show during the next few days. The aircraft made a stop at Dubai’s World Central Airport (IATA-Code: DWC) on its delivery flight from Toulouse. It is expected to arrive at the carrier’s home base at Nadi International Airport on November 23rd.
Starting in December 2019, the carrier will deploy the A350 on its routes from Nadi to Los Angeles and Sydney. The new aircraft features a two-class layout for 334 passengers, including 33 in business and 301 in economy class.
Fiji Airways currently operates a fleet of six Airbus A330, as well as Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline is also affected by the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. Its regional subsidiary Fiji Link operates a fleet of ATR 42-600, 72-600 and Twin Otter aircraft.
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