Posted on: 09 March 2018 by Mark Howells
Fiji domestic carrier Fiji Link has taken delivery of its third new Viking DHC6-400, increasing its Twin Otter fleet to four.
The operator has an option to order another of the type and will decide on this at a later stage. The airline has three Series 400 and one Series 300 Twin Otters in its fleet.
Fiji Link, formerly known as Pacific Sun, is based at Nadi International Airport and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiji Airways. Andre Viljoen, managing director and CEO at Fiji Airways, said: “All our aircraft, even the smallest, have a strategic and significant contribution to our airline and its success. Our investment in the new Twin Otter fleet is part of our Group’s fleet modernisation programme. Brand new aircraft mean increased operating efficiencies, frequencies, and capacity to our network, and better customer experience for our guests.”
The carrier operates Twin Otter aircraft domestically from Nadi and Suva to Rotuma, Lakeba, Kadavu, Cicia, Vanuabalavu, Taveuni, Koro and Savusavu, as well as regionally to the Pacific Island nations of Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Its fleet also includes ATR 72-600 and ATR 42-500 aircraft.