LAX Welcomes Fiji Airways

Acting CEO of Fiji Airways, Aubrey Swift  (center),  Fijian Ambassador to the United States, Winston Thompson (center left), Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Public Enterprises and Tourism, Elizabeth Powell

Acting CEO of Fiji Airways, Aubrey Swift (center), Fijian Ambassador to the United States, Winston Thompson (center left), Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Public Enterprises and Tourism, Elizabeth Powell

To honor its cultural heritage, Fiji Airways has announced a new refreshed brand at a celebratory launch event at Los Angeles International Airport. American travelers will now see direct flights from Los Angeles to Fiji almost double by the end of the year, and they will travel in new, state-of-the-art A330s.

The event retired its “Air Pacific” brand to align more closely with what makes Fiji unique, its people. With increased frequency of flights and new aircrafts, it will be even easier for Americans to get to the 333 islands of Fiji, home to happiness and rich culture.

“We are honored to be Fiji’s flying ambassador to the world—now the Fijian experience starts the moment you enter the plane,” said Aubrey Swift, Fiji Airways Acting CEO. “From the traditional Fijian Masi artwork that adorns the tail of the aircraft, to the rich interior, to its own staff, to the name, this airline proudly represents all that the Fijian culture and our beautiful islands stand for.”

Americans can board Fiji Airways direct flights to Fiji six times a week. In December, there will be seven flights per week and, during peak travel season, eight flights a week departing from Los Angeles International Airport. Customers will immediately benefit from the new website,, with updated features and service options and an improved reservations platform.

The airline has retired its previously known classes Pacific Voyager (economy) and Tabua Class (business) and will introduce the Fiji Airways’ Economy and Fiji Airways’ Business Class as part of its enhanced on-board offering.

On board, Fiji Airways has introduced new (A330) and refreshed (B737) interiors. Revitalized service, including new meal options, new crockery and linens, have been introduced to offer an improved long-haul dining experience.

Additional Enhanced Features Include:

  • Business class guests will enjoy optimized comfort in seats that provide eight degree in-flight sleep bed and 76 inches of bed length at 60 inches of pitch, along with Panasonic’s 15.4-inch LCD displays, a handset that includes a credit card reader and keyboard, as well as noise cancelling audio jack and a USB interface.
  • A new fine dining experience and a new wine cellar with world-class wine options will be available to business class guests. Special Fiji Airways designed amenity kits for overnight flights and noise cancelling IFE headsets are part of the full suite of on-board products.
  • State-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems, in-seat power, mood lighting and the introduction of sleeper and breakfast service—Yadra Vinaka, which means “Good Morning” in the Fijian language—complete the new Fiji Airways experience.
  • On the new A330s the Fiji Airways Kids Club offers complimentary entertainment for children with movies, games and e-books.

To further celebrate the launch of Fiji Airways, the airline has launched a fare sale. Now through August 31, 2013, book round trip Los Angeles to Fiji direct starting at $999*. Visit to book your airfare.

To learn more about Fiji and book accommodations, visit The website’s Travel Planner can organize individual preferences for the full range of Fiji’s vacation offerings—honeymoon and romance, diving, adventure, family vacations and backpacker options.

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