Fiji Airways adds 1st of 2 A350 XWBs to fleet

Fiji Airways has announced it has taken delivery of the first of two wide-body aircraft A350 XWB to its fleet, the company said.

Both aircraft are being leased from Dubai-based DAE Capital. The aircraft are the first to be directly purchased by DAE Capital from Airbus.

Delivering new levels of fuel efficiency, Fiji Airways will operate the A350 XWB on its NadiLos Angeles and Nadi-Sydney routes. This will further boost the airline´s position as a leading carrier from the South Pacific region, as well as to contributing to the ongoing growth of Fiji´s tourism sector and wider economy.

Fiji Airways currently operates a fleet of six A330 Family and will benefit from the common type rating with the A350 XWB which allows pilots and crews to operate on both aircraft types.