Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Air Pacific is honoured to have been ranked among the Top 10 “Small Airlines” of the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. After nearly 29,000 travel magazine readers expressed their opinions in the annual “Best in the World” survey, the magazine awarded Air Pacific a 7th place ranking among the world’s best small carriers, earning it a spot among readers’ picks of the Top 30 Airlines in the world.

“We are delighted and motivated by this terrific recognition,” said David Pflieger, Air Pacific’s Managing Director and CEO. “This award is a testament to the professionalism of the men and women of Air Pacific and their commitment to providing our passengers with a superior travel experience centred around Fiji’s legendary hospitality.”

Mr Pflieger added, “It is fantastic that travelers all over the world registered their appreciation for our service and reliability as well as our complimentary in-flight meals, drinks, entertainment, Nadi airport lounge, and our special treatment of Business (Tabua) Class passengers.” “Condé Nast Traveler readers are seasoned and sophisticated travelers with high expectations, so it means a great deal to all of us that our efforts to transform Air Pacific are being recognised. With improvements to our schedule, new business partners, and plans underway to modernise our fleet, we have a lot more in store for our customers, and we look forward to delighting them as we move forward to become the preferred airline in the South Pacific,” the airline’s CEO said.

Air Pacific recently announced significant Australia schedule improvements, the acquisition of a new Boeing B737-800, the order of three brand new Airbus

A330-200 aircraft, and a pending codeshare agreement with American Airlines.

Issued: 17 November, 2011 by -
Air Pacific Executive Office
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About Air Pacific

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% of all visitors who fly to Fiji.

The Company employs almost 800 employees, earns revenues of F$600 million, and directly contributes a substantial 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. The World’s Friendliest airline encourages you to check our flight schedule and great air fares on You can also call Air Pacific’s Sales Centre at (679) 3304388 or (679) 6720888. Air Pacific also offers great vacation package deals at Air Pacific Private Mail Bag, Nadi Airport, Fiji Islands

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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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