Fiji Airways’ A350 XWB set to liven up the skies
September 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery.
The aircraft, an A350-900, will be the first of its kind operated by an airline in the Pacific region.
The aircraft will now proceed to the final phase of the assembly process, with the installation of engines followed by ground and flight tests, before delivery to Fiji Airways later this year.
The Airbus A350 will feature 33 Collins Aerospace Super Diamond, fully lie-flat Business Class beds, with each offering direct aisle access.
While Economy Class will feature 301 Recaro CL3710 seats, which are ranked among the most comfortable long-haul economy class seats on the market.
The aircraft will be deployed to enhance existing long haul services from Fiji to Australia and the US, and to provide the opportunity to open additional routes.
The aircraft marks one of two new A350 XWB which will complement Fiji Airways’ existing widebody fleet of six Airbus A3-30s, with the second delivery set for December this year.