Fiji Airways stable says new CEO
November 4, 2015 5:55 pm
Three years into a five year master plan and Fiji Airways says sustainability is key to seeing future growth and success.
Newly appointed Chief Executive Andre Viljoen says he’s looked at the books, and Fiji Airways is healthy and profitable.
To stay competitive, Fiji Airways has introduced offers to make flying with the airline more attractive.
Baggage allowance for Business class passengers increases by ten kgs from December 1st.
In-flight movies will be increased to 35 movies and 50 TV episodes by next March and a Premium Service Team will look after VIPs and those who bring good business to the airline.
“The minute that the people fly – those VIPs – a trigger will go off and there will be a team that looks after them. There will be a meet and greet when they arrive, they will be helped through check-in, they’ll be taken to the lounge. They’ll be helped onto the aircraft. If there are any delays, we’ll call them, we’ll preserve their seats."
Viljoen says Fiji Airways will also localise its pool of pilots urgently.
There’s currently a mix of 55% local pilots and 45% expats, but the airline wants 70% Fijians flying its aircraft.
20 young LOCAL pilots are also being interviewed right now to join the airline and in the future become seasoned pilots.