Fiji Air­ways un­veils Fi­jian flag on fleet

NA­TIONAL AIR­LINE RE­STORES FI­JIAN FLAG TO COM­PLETE NEW AIR­LINE LIV­ERY WHICH BE­GAN BACK IN 2013/2014

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Our na­tional air­line, Fiji Air­ways, cel­e­brated the coun­try’s 46th In­de­pen­dence Day by restor­ing the Fi­jian flag on its air­craft fleet and thus com­plet­ing its liv­ery.

All 15 air­craft in its fleet now have the Fi­jian flag af­fixed to the front of the plane, proudly car­ry­ing the na­tional sym­bol to over 18 des­ti­na­tions in 11 coun­tries. The flag is a com­mon ex­pres­sion of na­tional pride for flag car­ri­ers, and has re­turned to its right­ful place to fea­ture promi­nently on Fiji Air­ways and Fiji Link air­craft.

In an un­veil­ing event at Nadi In­ter­na­tional Airport, the last flag was re­vealed by the air­line group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and chief ex­ec­u­tive, An­dre Viljoen, on a Fiji Link ATR air­craft.

Mr Viljoen said: “Today is a proud day for the Fiji Air­ways Group. “As you know in 2013, we adopted the Fiji Air­ways brand, and in 2014 we adopted the Fiji Link brand, to ac­knowl­edge our her­itage and cel­e­brate the pride we have in Fiji and all Fi­jians.

“As we con­tinue work­ing hard to ful­fil this prom­ise, and work to­wards our goal of be­com­ing a four star air­line, we in­vite all Fi­jians to take the jour­ney with us with pride.”

The Fiji Air­ways Group has a fleet of A330s, B737s, ATR 72, ATR42 and DHT Twin Ot­ter air­craft.

The brand Mr Viljoen said the brand adopted by Fiji Air­ways in 2013 is the her­itage of the coun­try and is also the pride that Fiji Air­ways and Fiji Link have in Fiji. He said the Fi­jian flag now com­pletes that liv­ery. “In 2013 and 2014, Fiji Air­ways and Fiji Links adopted the Fi­jian brand, we adopted a very dis­tinc­tive and very unique ser­vices prepo­si­tion,” he said.

“We fly to 11 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Asian des­ti­na­tions and have over 300 hun­dred flights a week so we are the main am­bas­sador of Fiji around the world. “We are an air­line that has been work­ing on our brand prom­ise to make sure to dif­fer­en­ti­ate from other air­line. “We keep work­ing on it and keep mak­ing it spe­cial as it is.”

Photo: LI­TIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

Fiji Air­ways man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and chief ex­ec­u­tive, An­dre Viljoen (right) un­veiled the Fi­jian flag added to its air­craft fleet for both Fiji Air­ways and Fiji Link. He is joined by ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager, Fiji Link and Fiji Air­ways Group Cor­po­rate, In­ter­na­tional and Gov­ern­ment Af­fairs and ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager En­gi­neer­ing, Thomas Robinson.

Photo: LI­TIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

Fiji Air­ways man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and chief ex­ec­u­tive, An­dre Viljoen (right) points to the Fi­jian flag added to its air­craft fleet for both Fiji Air­ways and Fiji Link.

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