THE head of State, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, will bring home the first Fiji Airways Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Tuesday.
Air Pacific's manager public relations and communication Shane Hussein said the new aircraft would also fly over major parts of the country for the people of Fiji to get a glimpse of it.
"The A330 will depart Hong Kong on Monday night and arrive in Fiji on Tuesday morning," he said.
"It will land and taxi its way up to the Air Pacific hangar facility, where hundreds of guests will be waiting.
"Full Fijian ceremonies of welcome befitting the occasion will be accorded. It's an event that we have been planning for a while, and we're excited that March 19 is almost here, when Fiji's 'flying billboard' arrives home.
"Now, before it touches down in Nadi, the A330 will do a fly-by over major parts of Fiji, essentially doing a lap of honour around the country and giving the people of Fiji a chance to see the aircraft.
"These areas include Sigatoka, Pacific Harbour, Suva, Koro, Taveuni, Savusavu, Labasa, Rakiraki, Ba, Lautoka and Nadi. We are encouraging the people of Fiji to step out of their offices and essentially look up.
"We're working with national radio to run promotions and competitions all designed to inform the public about where they can see the aircraft."
Mr Hussein said the new airbus has 24 business class seats and 249 economy class seats.
"Its first commercial flight will be on April 2 to Auckland," he said.