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David Pflieger on the New Aircraft at Fiji Airways

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David Pflieger on the New Aircraft at Fiji Airways

  1. 1. David Pflieger on the NewAircraft at Fiji Airways
  2. 2. A former Virgin America executive who was known forhis emphasis on green business practices, DavidPflieger is currently in the process of revamping Fiji’snational airline. Air Pacific, which will be known as FijiAirways after May of 2013, has recently ordered threenew airplanes to replace retiring members of its fleet.Two of the Airbus 330s will debut in June 2013, and athird will enter service in November 2013.
  3. 3. A former Virgin America executive who was known forThe new planes are more fuel-efficient than the Boeing747s they will replace. In addition, while total seatingcapacity remains unchanged, having three planesinstead of two will allow the airline the flexibility to matchroutes to demand. In addition, the Airbus 330s will havelow maintenance costs. David Pflieger explained that hecancelled the airline’s Boeing Dreamliner order andplaced the Airbus order in an attempt to balance adesire for environmental sustainability with the need forincreased fiscal discipline during a down economy.Travelers may look forward to increased comfort andstyle once the new planes begin to serve Fiji Airways.

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