Fiji Airways doing well despite Boeing MAXs still grounded
May 23, 2019 4:52 pm
[Source: Fijian Government]
The grounding of the Fiji Airways Boeing MAX aircraft for almost 3 months now have not affected the airline’s operations.
Speaking to FBC News at the Fijian Tourism Expo, Fiji Airways Chief Commercial Officer Marc Cavaliere says their scheduling department has been able to come up with an effective plan to ensure there are no problems.
“We have been able to very effectively cover just about all the schedules such that any type of inconvenience is minimized to a very nonexistent amount. We have been able to keep all of the schedules covered and obviously we want to get back to our regular state of flying as quickly as possible.”
Cavaliere says they are now just awaiting the regulators to re-certify the two airplanes.
However, he says they don’t have a certain time frame.
Cavaliere adds their main focus is to ensure guests are brought conveniently by Fiji Airways.
Boeing had grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash where 157 passengers and crew died in March.