Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Air Pacific has confirmed a new five-year partnership with Menzies Aviation to handle its ground operations in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne airports. The decision to re-contract our ground-handling in Australia is part of Air Pacific’s on-going business operations assessment and cost-cutting measures, where all vendor contracts were reviewed.

Menzies Aviation, one of the world’s largest providers of ground-handling services, was chosen as a result of comprehensive evaluations of proposals for the provision of passenger and ramp-handling services in Australia. Menzies will begin handling Air Pacific flights from today (Wednesday 16th November) in Sydney and Brisbane, and Friday 18th November in Melbourne.

This new contract with Menzies Aviation replaces Air Pacific’s previous arrangement with Qantas for ground-handling services in Australia. Air Pacific check-in counters and baggage pick-up areas all remain in the same location and our passengers can expect the same high quality services as they have always experienced.

Air Pacific Executive Office
For press queries please contact: Shane Hussein,
Manager Public Relations and Communications, Air Pacific Limited | Nadi, Fiji
Ph: +679 673 7425; Cell: +679 9906164
[email protected]


Air Pacific and its subsidiary Pacific Sun together fly over 400 flights per week. The company operates B747, B767, and B737 aircraft from Fiji to 15 cities in 10 countries. Destinations include Hong Kong, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands. Air Pacific aircraft bring in 68 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji. The Company employs over 790 employees, earns revenues of F$600 million, and directly contributes a significant portion of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Pacific Sun operates a combination of ATR 42-500s and De Havilland Twin Otter aircraft on Fiji’s 10 domestic island routes and regional flights to Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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Air Pacific, the Fiji island's national airline, has been operating for over 58 years and has earned an envious reputation as the prime carrier on the Australia-Fiji holiday route, offering typically gracious Fijian service with an abundance of warm smiles. Combined with cheap airfares to Fiji and wonderful Fiji resorts, Air Pacific is the clear leader for international flights to Fiji.
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