Air Pacific will rebrand as Fiji Airways as part of a turnaround plan that also involves new Airbus aircraft.
The airline is yet to reveal its new brand and livery, which will feature on three new Airbus 330-200s due from June.
Those are the first new widebody aircraft ever purchased by the airline and will fly from Fiji to Australia, Auckland, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
New business class seats and inflight entertainment system
Air Pacific has now revealed the new business class seats and inflight entertainment system to feature on these new A330s.
Air Pacific CEO and Managing Director David Pflieger says the “stylised name and new logo” of Fiji Airways will be revealed “in early July”, with the new A330’s livery to debut in October.
The Fiji Airways name marks a return to the airline’s original title from 1958 and 1970, which Pflieger says will see the airline more closely aligned with its Fijian heritage.
Air Pacific will enlist Panasonic Avionics and Weber Aircraft to reshape the airline’s seats and inflight entertainment systems, beginning with three new Airbus A330s taking to the skies from June next year.
Business class travellers will enjoy a new angled lie-flat bed at the pointy end of the A330, with Weber’s 7811 seat providing a far greater degree of comfort at all stages of the journey compared to Air Pacific’s current premium seating.