Fiji Airways has earmarked its new Airbus A350s for Australia, New Zealand and the USA, with first flights expected by late November or early December 2019.
Each of the two A350s to join the Fiji Airways fleet will be fitted with 33 fully-flat business class seats using the popular Collins Aerospace 'Super Diamond' design (shown below in its dressy catalogue form).
This is the same business class seat as already flown by Virgin Australia, Air Canada, Qatar Airways and, with some customisations including a sliding privacy door, will also serve as British Airways' new Club Suite (below).
Travel-friendly traits of the seat include ample personal storage space plus direct aisle access for every passenger.
Fiji Airways' A350 business class is a solid upgrade to the angled beds and 2-2-2 layout of its Airbus A330s (shown below).
A spokeswoman for Fiji Airways tells Australian Business Traveller that the factory-fresh A350 jets are due for delivery from Airbus in November and December, and will initially be shared around the network rather than pegged to any specific route.
In Australia, Fiji Airways currently flies to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, along with Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand.
“A luxury, world-class destinatio, like Fiji deserves a luxury, world-class travel experience and that’s exactly what these aircraft will deliver... for our guests, the holiday starts the moment they board the aircraft," says Fiji Airways CEO Andre Viljoen.
The A350s will join Fiji Airways' fleet of six Airbus A330s and be used to expand the airline's scope rather than replace the A330s.
Fiji Airways is a partner with Qantas through its status as a Oneworld Connect member of the Oneworld airline alliance, unlocking valuable perks for eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer cardholders taking Fiji Airways flights.