05 June 2008

Review of Air Pacific

On 21 May 2008 the interim Fiji government announced that it was appointing a Cabinet Task Force to carry out a review of Air Pacific. The airline is 51% owned by the Fiji government, with Qantas holding a 46% stake.

Like many airlines, Fiji-based Air Pacific will be suffering from the impact of the rocketing price of oil and will be affected by the Boeing B787 delays (the airline has five on order), but the airline also has had other challenges.

On 26 May 2008 the Fiji government responded to criticism from the Association of South Pacific Airlines relating to the review by the Task Force.

The Task Force held its first meeting on 3 June 2008 and will be calling for public submissions.

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