AIR Pacific has increased its commitment to the local community by agreeing to use its new A330 Airbus to carry medical supplies for local hospitals.
Outgoing Air Pacific chief executive officer Dave Pflieger said the Island of Taveuni would be used to carry sports medical supplies like spinal boards to Fiji to help local medical providers address injuries where they happen.
"The spinal boards were generously donated by the Ben Kende Foundation to the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) which includes Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
"The medical supplies were generously donated by Event Medical Services," said Mr Pflieger.
He said the new partnership was a fitting way to commemorate the Airbus' new inaugural flight to Fiji.
The outgoing CEO also revealed that he signed a new agreement with the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and the CEO of Airbus Industries to allow future A330 delivery flights to carry Airbus donated humanitarian and relief supplies to Fiji.