Fiji Airways leases Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Malindo Air

The Malindo Air - Boeing 737-800. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI Airways today announced the leasing of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Malindo Air.

In a press statement issued this afternoon, Fiji Airways said the leased aircraft was to cover schedules due to the extended global grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

“Malindo Air will operate flights on behalf of Fiji Airways between Nadi (Fiji) and Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland and Christchurch,” said Fiji Airways.

“The temporary lease arrangement ensures minimum disruption to guests’ travel plans.”

Fiji Airways said the aircraft comes equipped with 12 Business Class seats and 150 Economy Class seats, each with its own personal inflight entertainment system.

“With its two-cabin configuration similar to that of a Fiji Airways Boeing 737, guests will be pleased with the on-board facilities of the leased aircraft.

“The aircraft comes with its own pilots and cabin crew, with a Fiji Airways Purser or Senior Flight Attendant on-board to oversee the award-winning cabin experience Fiji Airways is regarded for.

“The first Fiji Airways flight operated by Malindo Air will be a Nadi to Brisbane service on 16th September 2019.”

Malindo Air is a Malaysian airline with headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

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