FIJI'S national airline carrier is progressing well into the final quarter of the year.
This, according to Air Pacific's managing director and chief executive officer Dave Pflieger, would go well with the company's recent restructure and rebranding to Fiji Airways next year.
It was reported earlier in June that the airline made a $10.7million profit for the financial year.
"I can say we are progressing well so far. With our new fleet (Airbus A330s) expected to arrive early next year, we hope to bring in expat pilots," he said.
"These pilots would also provide training for our staff on the new fleet."
The Airbus A330s are the first flown with the first-ever highly fuel-efficient, low carbon dioxide emission Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines.
Meanwhile, Mr Pflieger said the transitional phase would include employment opportunities. The airline employs over 900 staff.