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Fiji Airlines Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

Published: 06/12/2018 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Fiji Airlines accepts delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft - with four more on order.

Fiji Airlines Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

"We are thrilled to take delivery of our very first 737 MAX 8, named Island of Kadavu," said Andre Viljoen, Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways. "The introduction of the 737 MAX is the beginning of a new chapter for Fiji Airways and we look forward to taking advantage of the airplane's superior performance and economics. These new airplanes will enable us to offer a world-class customer experience through the new Boeing Sky Interior cabins with in-seat entertainment for all guests."

The aircraft has in increased fuel efficiency of 14% and flies 6,000 nautical miles further than previous models.  

"We are delighted to welcome Fiji Airways to the MAX family of operators and we are thrilled they will be the first 737 MAX operator in the Pacific Islands," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.

by Elizabeth Atkinson

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