25 Nov 2010

Fiji airline, Pacific Sun, to stop using smaller aircrafts due to economics

12:10 pm on 25 November 2010

Fiji airline, Pacific Sun, has announced that it will stop using the smaller Islander type aircrafts from today - as it aims to become profitable after three years of losses.

The airline will now only operate the 42-seat ATR-42 aircrafts as well as the more economical 18-seat Twin Otter aircrafts.

Pacific Sun general manager, Jim Samson, says the only destination significantly affected will be Levuka as they will be ending Pacific Sun's daily flights to Levuka from Nausori Airport.

He however stressed that they will now service this route using bigger 18-seat Twin Otters, which will fly twice a week.

Mr Samson adds that like Mana Island and Malolo-lailai, the people of Levuka also have the option of taking the ferry to the mainland.