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Air Pac on the rebound

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, December 21, 2012

NATIONAL carrier Air Pacific has managed to turn things around within days following the havoc caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan which forced the closure of Nadi International Airport.

Managing director and chief executive officer David Pflieger said the quick turnaround was achieved by operating 35 flights over two days and transferring about 6500 passengers in the process.

The airline admitted there were some delays caused by Evan but these have since been resolved.

Air Pacific operated 35 flights to and from Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, the US and other South Pacific Islands on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We were able to resume the majority of our flights from Tuesday afternoon on a delayed or rescheduled basis. And we are well on our way to getting back to business as usual. We expect to be almost 100 per cent back to normal by late Thursday," he said. "Fiji is an incredibly adept and resilient nation, and this was evident in the preparation for Cyclone Evan and now the cleanup and repair work which was underway immediately following the cyclone."


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