First commercial flight for aircraft

Fiji Airways executive general manager Shaenaz Voss with other crew members in front of the New Boeing 737 MAX 8 at Fiji Airways hanger in Nadi yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE Island of Kadavu will make its first commercial flight to Adelaide, Australia, says Fiji Airways Board chairman Rajesh Punja.

He said the Boeing 737 MAX 8 was expected to service various routes from Fiji to Australia and New Zealand.

“In the next few weeks, Island of Kadavu will be making its first commercial flight, and I’m pleased to confirm that Adelaide will be the first to see this beautiful new aircraft,” he said.

“It will be followed by flights to Brisbane; a first flight to New Zealand flying to Wellington, followed by Sydney later that week.

“In no time, our guests will be able to enjoy this wonderful new aircraft.

“Four more MAXs will join the fleet between now and December 2019.”

He added that the inclusion of the new aircraft was also an indication of the airline’s move towards a sustainable future.

“Fiji Airways have launched an organisational-wide commitment to reducing waste, water consumption, energy, fuel, and plastics in a bid to be more ecological.

“This started with Fiji Link shifting to an on-request water service a few months ago.

“You will see more of these changes happen progressively on our international flights.”

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