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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Air Pacific's regional airline ready for services

Air Pacific is about to begin its regional service under subsidiary, Pacific Sun, by the end of October 2006.

Pacific Sun said work had been completed on Pacific Sun's first aircraft - an ATR42-500 purchased from Air Mauritius for F$9 million.

The airline is awaiting approval from the governments of Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Tonga and had already started recruiting pilots and flight attendants for the new service. Pacific Sun expects to fly twice to each of these three countries weekly. The two new aircrafts will also be used to service domestic flights once the company had the approval of local authorities.

The company is looking at hiring pilots from Mount Cook Airlines, NZ to start off the service before it recruits locals.

Another aircraft will be delivered in December 2006.


At 8:13 AM, Blogger David Stanley said...

Do you know if Pacific Sun also be taking over Sun Air's domestic services inside Fiji? The news stories only mention Vanuatu, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr said...

Air Pacific did take over the operations of Sun Air. However, they are currently being taken through the Courts by Air Fiji who said it has an exclusive licence from the Government of Fiji to operate domestic air services. See an earlier entry on my blog.


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