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Leased Miami Air 737-800 cleared to resume operations

May 9, 2019 4:35 pm
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft leased by Fiji Airways from Miami Air

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft leased by Fiji Airways from Miami Air last month has been cleared to resume operations from today.

The Boeing aircraft was stopped from servicing flights over the weekend following an incident involving a similar Miami Air Boeing 737 aircraft sliding off a runway in Florida last Friday.

There were 136 passengers and seven crews on board.

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For safety precautions, Fiji Airways stopped the leased Boeing 737 aircraft from servicing flights between Nadi and Auckland, Apia, Christchurch and Brisbane.

However, this afternoon, Fiji Airways confirmed that Miami Air will resume operating flights on behalf of Fiji Airways from today.

This was only possible after a series of safety assessments and after receiving clearance from the Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority.

The Miami Air Boeing 737-800 has been brought in to cover some of Fiji Airways schedules due to the temporary grounding of its two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

The leased aircraft operates with its own cabin crew and pilots, with a Fiji Airways Purser or Senior Flight Attendant onboard to oversee the cabin experience.

Miami Air is a charter company based out of Miami in the United States, and have leased aircraft to airlines like British Airways, Air France, and TUI, among others.

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