According to local media in Fiji, Fiji Airways is set to receive two Airbus A350-900 aircraft in July & August to meet continued growth and travel demand.
Fiji Airways will acquire two Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft in July-August 2023 to meet its growth and travel demand.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Prof Biman Prasad, said the following to Fiji Times:
“And the addition of these two new A350s will make Fiji Airways fleet one of the youngest in the world”.
“In terms of new destinations, the two new Airbus 350s will substitute the A330 flights currently operating in San Francisco, Vancouver, Singapore, and Hong Kong.”
“The Airbus A330 that is released from these destinations will be used to introduce additional flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland to increase capacity that match customer demand and offer more freight space.”
After Delivery: Fiji Airways Will Have Over 20 Aircraft…
As per Planespotters.net, this is what Fiji Airways’ fleet looks like at the moment:
- Mainline Fiji Airways:
- 3 Airbus A330-200s.
- 1 Airbus A330-300s.
- 2 Airbus A350-900s.
- 1 Boeing 737-800.
- 5 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
- Fiji Link (Domestic & Regional Operations):
- 1 ATR 42s.
- 2 ATR 72s.
- 4 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters.
This means that at the moment, the carrier has a fleet of 19 aircraft, with this growing to 21 upon the delivery of the two Airbus A350s in July & August.
It remains clear that the airline is in a strong position currently and is utilizing a slow and steady approach to its operations.
As demand continues to grow gradually, there will be more of a need for aircraft going into the future.
For now, all eyes are on Fiji Airways to see how their Summer 2023 season performs and what sort of further expansion we may see after this busy period.