The first Fiji Airways Airbus A350 has been to the paint shop… and it’s rolled out with its livery – and looking rather sharp for it in its house colours.
The aircraft, an A350-900, leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises, will be the first of its type to be operated by an airline in the South-Pacific region.
With the plane exiting the paint shop, the aircraft is well on the way on the assembly process. It will soon gain its engines and go through ground and flight tests.
The aircraft will be configured in a two-class configuration, with 33 Business Class “lie-flat” seats and 301 Economy Seats.
Delivery of the aircraft will be during Q4 2019.
Building out the network
Fiji Airways will use the A350 to enhance its network, deploying it from Fiji to Australia and the United States. With the extra capacity a new frame as this brings, the airline should be in a position to launch new routes too.
Considering the range of the aircraft, this could open some interesting possibilities.
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