Twin Otter 400 for Fiji Link

Fiji Link, the domestic and regional division of Fiji Airways www.fijiairways.com has this week taken delivery of its first Twin Otter 400. It will go into service within a few weeks, following certification and training.

The carrier plans to boost frequency on some domestic routes – including Nadi/Suva - for the benefit of both locals and tourists.

It has also looked at the fare structure on its domestic network. Discount fares are being offered on some routes for early purchase. These are helping tourism flows to districts such as Labasa and Savusavu.

Fiji Link currently operates a fleet of ATR-72, ATR-42 and Twin Otter 300 aircraft domestically within the Fiji group and to regional destinations such as Tuvalu and the Kingdom of Tonga.

The new 400 series Twin Otter is the first of three on firm order. The remaining two are to be delivered in the first half of 2018.

The aircraft differs from earlier models in being built by Viking Air in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada. Viking www.vikingair.com has long been the major supplier of parts for DHC aircraft models and has purchased the type certificates for the DHC Chipmunk, Beaver, Otter, Caribou, Buffalo and Dash-7 models as well as the Twin Otter.

Last year it acquired Bombardier’s amphibious aircraft program and is currently working on a ‘water bomber’ renaissance.

Fiji Link’s new Twin Otter 400 features the carrier’s well-known masi livery. Its cabin is air-conditioned and has a new-generation décor.

Start-of-the-art avionics systems not only enhance operational reliability but also help Fiji Link air crew progress to the ATR aircraft.

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways’ group managing director and chief executive said the carrier is continuing to make investments to modernise its fleet, increase capacity and grow its network.

Twin Otter 400 for Fiji Link

Fiji Link, the domestic and regional division of Fiji Airways www.fijiairways.com has this week taken delivery of its first Twin Otter 400. It will go into service within a few weeks, following certification and training.

The carrier plans to boost frequency on some domestic routes – including Nadi/Suva - for the benefit of both locals and tourists.

It has also looked at the fare structure on its domestic network. Discount fares are being offered on some routes for early purchase. These are helping tourism flows to districts such as Labasa and Savusavu.

Fiji Link currently operates a fleet of ATR-72, ATR-42 and Twin Otter 300 aircraft domestically within the Fiji group and to regional destinations such as Tuvalu and the Kingdom of Tonga.

The new 400 series Twin Otter is the first of three on firm order. The remaining two are to be delivered in the first half of 2018.

The aircraft differs from earlier models in being built by Viking Air in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada. Viking www.vikingair.com has long been the major supplier of parts for DHC aircraft models and has purchased the type certificates for the DHC Chipmunk, Beaver, Otter, Caribou, Buffalo and Dash-7 models as well as the Twin Otter.

Last year it acquired Bombardier’s amphibious aircraft program and is currently working on a ‘water bomber’ renaissance.

Fiji Link’s new Twin Otter 400 features the carrier’s well-known masi livery. Its cabin is air-conditioned and has a new-generation décor.

Start-of-the-art avionics systems not only enhance operational reliability but also help Fiji Link air crew progress to the ATR aircraft.

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways’ group managing director and chief executive said the carrier is continuing to make investments to modernise its fleet, increase capacity and grow its network.