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Fiji Airways improves medium haul product as 737 MAX 8s are delivered

Blue Swan Daily – 4th November

Fiji Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, ushering in significant product improvements for its medium haul network. It took the first of at least five 737 MAX 8s on 30-Nov-2018. While the 737 MAX has been in service for 18 months, Fiji Airways is the first operator of the type from the South Pacific region.


  • Fiji Airways has taken its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 and plans to operate five of the type by the end of 2019;
  • The airline is configuring its 737 MAX 8s with eight business and 162 business class seats, resulting in a 4% increase in economy capacity compared to its 737-800s;
  • Fiji Airways plans to eventually operate eight 737 MAX aircraft as it expands its narrowbody fleet by 60%. Read more:

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