TOURISM industry stakeholders are pumped up about today's arrival of Air Pacific's Airbus A330-200, saying the new addition to the airline's fleet will boost tourism arrivals.
The aircraft stopped in Hong Kong yesterday for a special ceremony where it was showcased to trade partners.
Air Pacific spokesman Shane Hussein said key audience at the event were Hong Kong and Chinese travel trade partners.
"It's a great opportunity for them to see the aircraft product which will be flying the Hong Kong-Fiji route exclusively from April 4, and assist us in promoting travel to Fiji among their clientele," he said.
Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association president, Dixon Seeto said the Airbus A330-200 would translate into more tourist arrivals.
He said the capacity of tourist numbers would be increased not only for Air Pacific but also Fiji's tourism industry. The aircraft will be accorded ceremonies of welcome.