FIJI Airways announced yesterday that the carrier will take delivery of a new ATR 72-600 turbo prop aircraft in April next year.
The airline said it had signed the operating lease with Singapore company Aviation PLC for a new ATR 72-600 aircraft to be delivered in April and operated by its subsidiary Pacific Sun.
The aircraft is on a 12-year lease term.
Fiji Airways CEO and managing director Stefan Pichler said the new ATR would help to cement the market leader position of Pacific Sun in the South Pacific.
"We're committed to adding capacity in both domestic and regional markets with this new ATR 72-600," Mr Pichler said.
Aviation PLC is a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company which purchases commercial passenger aircraft and leases them to airlines.