IATA AGM 2013: Air Pacific to consider renewing regional fleet
Air Pacific plans (03-Jun-2013) to look at renewing and expanding its regional fleet after it completes the renewal of its widebody fleet in Nov-2013. Air Pacific CCO and acting CEO Aubrey Swift told CAPA on the sidelines of the IATA annual general meeting in Cape Town that the carrier plans to look at replacing the two ATR 42s and three de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otters operated by regional subsidiary Pacific Sun. He says the carrier may opt for a ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s, with the 72-600s being used to replace 737s on thin low frequency short-haul routes. Air Pacific currently operates four 737NGs, two A330-200s and two 747-400s, according to CAPA’s Fleet Database. Mr Swift says the carrier, which is in the process of re-branding as Fiji Airways, will receive its third and final A330-200 in Nov-2013, completing the replacement of its 747 fleet.