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Aircraft under repair

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, December 13, 2012

THE Pacific Sun ATR-42 aircraft that experienced engine problems early this week at Labasa remains at the Waiqele Airport.

A statement from Pacific Sun said the flight schedule would be affected until further notice following the unexpected grounding of an ATR-42 aircraft at Labasa Airport.

"As a result of the need for an engine replacement, which Pacific Sun is working to complete as soon as possible, all Pacific Sun services from Labasa to Suva and Nadi will be affected during this period," the statement said.

Yesterday, when this newspaper visited the airport, a group of engineers were working on the aircraft's engine.

Passengers have complained throughout the week over the delayed schedule of flights into Labasa.

Kaveni Biukilada said he took his daughter to the airport on Tuesday for the morning flight to Suva.

"But the flight was delayed and we had to wait at the airport until she left an hour later and it was so frustrating," he said.

Other passengers have raised similar concerns.

However, Pacific Sun has assured that passengers would be informed of any additional updates regarding flight schedule.


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