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Fiji Airways will become the South Pacific launch customer for the Airbus A350 when it takes delivery of two leased aircraft later this year.

Fiji Airways announced it will become the latest Airbus A350 operator, leasing two A350-900 aircraft from Dubai-based DAE Capital. The airline said the two wide-body aircraft will complement its existing wide-body fleet of six A330s and will primarily be used on routes between Fiji to destinations in the US and Australia.

“We are extremely pleased with this selection and proud of the confirmed arrangements with DAE Capital as the lessor, and Rolls-Royce as the engine supplier. Our teams are currently customizing the aircraft to our specifications, including our world-renowned livery and designs which proudly represent the people of Fiji,” said Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways managing director and CEO.

“Ultimately, a luxury, world-class destination, like Fiji, deserves a luxury, world-class travel experience and that’s exactly what these aircraft will deliver,” – Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways

“Ultimately, a luxury, world-class destination, like Fiji, deserves a luxury, world-class travel experience and that’s exactly what these aircraft will deliver. For our guests, the holiday starts the moment they board the aircraft,” he added.

The two A350s will include 33 Collins Aerospace Super Diamond lie-flat seats, each offering direct aisle access, while the economy-class cabin will feature 301 Recaro CL3710 seats. Both aircraft will also come installed with the latest generation THALES AVANT in-flight entertainment system and onboard Wi-Fi connectivity.

Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer said the manufacturer was “truly proud to see Fiji Airways’ eye-catching livery on our A350 XWB which will make it the launch carrier from the South Pacific region.”

Deliveries of Fiji Airways’ two A350s are scheduled for November and December this year.