American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and Air Pacific (Nadi) have signed a new codeshare agreement that will give American’s customers more travel options throughout the South Pacific and Air Pacific customers easier access to major business centers in the United States.
Pending U.S. government approval, expected within the next 30 to 60 days, American will place its code on Air Pacific flights in the following markets: Los Angeles-Nadi, Honolulu-Nadi, and Nadi-Suva while Air Pacific will place its code on nearly 20 new destinations to cities flown from American’s Los Angeles hub.
Air Pacific (Nadi) is going Airbus. Air Pacific has selected Airbus aircraft to renew and to grow its fleet. The carrier has signed a firm contract to buy three new A330-200 aircraft to replace its existing fleet of Boeing 747-400s and 767-300s.
Air Pacific (2nd) (Fiji) (Nadi) has announced a fleet modification and also new schedules for 2012. The company has been undergoing a reorganization since new CEO Dave Pflieger joined the team.
Air Pacific is adding another new Boeing 737-800 to its fleet, allowing it to retire this Boeing 767-300 ER. The company will also add more flights to Australia and more seats to Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Fiji’s international airline will be returning this leased Boeing 767-300 ER in mid January 2012 and replacing it with an additional Boeing 737-800 that is due to arrive in November 2011.
The additional 737-800 will significantly improve flight schedules to the Australian market and it will also allow the company to put the Boeing 747- 400 back into the Hong Kong market.
Air Pacific is moving from 7 to 13 weekly flights (10 weekly Boeing 737 flights and 3 weekly Boeing 747-400 flights) to Sydney. This will improve same day connections from Nadi International Airport to Fiji’s outer island resorts and hotels.
In addition, starting in January 2012, the Hong Kong route will be flown with Boeing 747-400s allowing Air Pacific to add an additional 165 seats (22%) per week of capacity into this market.
For Nadi-Auckland, the 2012 flight schedule will remain unchanged, but Air Pacific will increase seat capacity on this route by increasing Boeing 747-400 service from one to three flights per week.
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(Nadi) is coming under risk of failing due to QANTAS’s recent announcement it wants to sell its 46 percent share in the airline and V Australia’s announcement it wants to fly to Nadi from Sydney with Boeing 777-300 ERs.
QANTAS Airways (Sydney) has confirmed it is in negotiations with the Fijian government to sell its 46 percent share in flag carrier Air Pacific (Nadi). QANTAS would like to introduce Jetstar Airways service to Fiji to offset plans by Virgin Blue to introduce V Australia service to the islands.