Air Pacific will rebrand as Fiji Airways as part of a turnaround plan that also involves new Airbus aircraft.
The airline – which enjoys majority ownership by the Fijian government (51%) and Qantas (46.32%), along with smaller slices by Air New Zealand and the governments of Kiribati, Tonga, Nauru and Samoa – is yet to reveal its new brand and livery, which will feature on three new Airbus 330-200s due from June.
Those are the first new widebody aircraft ever purchased by the airline and will fly from Fiji to Australia, Auckland, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Air Pacific has now revealed the new business class seats and inflight entertainment system to feature on these new A330s – see our story for all the details.
Air Pacific CEO and Managing Director David Pflieger says the "stylised name and new logo" of Fiji Airways will be revealed "in early July", with the new A330's livery to debut in October.
The Fiji Airways name marks a return to the airline's original title from 1958 and 1970, which Pflieger says will see the airline more closely aligned with its Fijian heritage.
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