Fiji Airways Picks 737 MAX for Narrowbody Fleet Renewal

Fiji Airways has selected the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to replace its existing narrowbody fleet from 2018.

Fiji Airways has selected the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to replace its existing narrowbody fleet from 2018.

The carrier currently operates five 737s, comprised of one -700 and four -800s on its short and medium haul network to destinations across the Oceania region.

The first two of the five new aircraft will arrive in 2018, while the remaining three will arrive in 2019.

The package deal with Boeing, leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and engine manufacturers CFM International also includes a 12-year sale and leaseback financing arrangement.

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways managing director and CEO, confirmed its technical team will now work on cabin designs and fit-outs to meet specifications.

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