19 May 2015

Fiji Airways warns of week-long delays after incident

12:23 pm on 19 May 2015

Fiji Airways is warning that some flights may be delayed by as much as 17 hours for the rest of the week after one of its aircraft was damaged on Saturday night.

The airline says a truck backed into the cargo section of one of its A330s at Nadi airport as it was preparing for a flight to Los Angeles, causing extensive damage.

A Fiji Airways board director, Stefan Pichler, says the incident will be extremely costly to fix and the plane has been taken out of service for extensive repairs.

Stefan Pichler

Stefan Pichler Photo: Supplied

The airline is warning customers that many of its long-haul flights will be affected by delays or aircraft downgrades.

Passengers are advised to check the Fiji Airways website.