12-Oct-2012 8:55 AM

Air Pacific unveils new A330 aircraft to be operational in 2013

Air Pacific revealed (12-Oct-2012) the new livery and features of its A330s scheduled to be put into operation in 2013. “The unveiling of the new look and features of our soon-to-arrive A330s is the latest milestone in a series of initiatives that are a part of the Air Pacific’s restructuring and rebranding,” said Dave Pflieger, Air Pacific’s MD and CEO. The aircraft are the first new, wide-bodied aircraft the company has ever purchased and the first flown with the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. The aircraft are equipped with economy and business class seats designed by Zodiac Aerospace/Weber and an IFE system designed and installed by Panasonic. The aircraft exterior, meanwhile, has three Masi symbols representing ‘Fiji Airways’ with the Teteva motif being designed by Fijian Masi artist Makereta Matemosi. This is at the heart of the new brandmark revealed last month. The unveiling of ‘Fiji Airways’ new livery and plane interiors is the latest milestone in a series of initiatives that are part of Air Pacific’s revitalisation and modernisation. The final phase of this process will begin in early 2013 when the airline welcomes the first of the three new A330s and returns to its 1951 name of ‘Fiji Airways.’ The second A330 is scheduled to arrive in May-2013 and the third in Nov-2013. The full re-branding for the airline is due to be complete by the end of 2013, by which time the new ‘Fiji Airways’ brand will roll out across the international marketplace, ticket offices, check-in counters, airport lounge facilities, uniforms and the airline’s official website.  [more - original PR]

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