Fiji Airways’ new aircraft are enabling the carrier’s impressive international recovery

Premium Analysis

Fiji Airways has taken advantage of the strong rebound in leisure travel demand by significantly boosting its capacity, aided by the completion of a fleet overhaul that was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The airline has benefitted from a surge in visitors from Australia and New Zealand in particular, as it is a holiday destination familiar and relatively close to these two markets. The US market is also important, and could become more so if Fiji Airways decides to add more routes there.

Many of the Pacific Island airlines started long overdue fleet overhauls before the COVID-19 pandemic, and in other cases they are beginning such efforts now.

For Fiji Airways and others in this region, the new aircraft types will expand their network options and add capacity. It is in the process of adding two more Airbus A350s, which will double its number of these aircraft, after completing the introduction of five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2021. In both cases, deliveries began before the pandemic.

Become a CAPA Member to access Analysis Reports

This CAPA Premium Analysis Report is 1,116 words.
Become a CAPA Member

Our Analysis Reports are only available to CAPA Members. CAPA Membership provides exclusive access to in-depth insights on the latest developments in the aviation and travel industry, developed by our team of dedicated analysts located in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Each report offers a fresh perspective on the latest industry trends and is available online or via the CAPA mobile app, with customisable alerts to help you stay informed and identify new business opportunities.

CAPA Membership also provides access to our full suite of tools, including a tailored selection of more than 1,000 News Briefs every week and comprehensive data and analysis on thousands of companies around the world.