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Fiji Airways to save $14m through Aviation Academy

October 15, 2021 4:00 am

Fiji Airways will be saving around $14 million for cabin crew training overseas every year.

This follows the launch of the state-of-the-art Aviation Academy in Namaka, Nadi.

Speaking during the opening, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji Airways will now be able to reduce expenditure and increase revenue through this facility.

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Bainimarama highlights that when Fiji received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, the pilots that flew them over were locals.


[Source: Fijian Government]

He says this was because these pilots were able to train and become proficient through the multimillion-dollar academy.

Bainimarama says if it wasn’t for the academy, the pilots would have needed to go overseas for their training.

The Prime Minister, the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and other guests were also given a tour of the complex.

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