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Air Pacific’s(Fiji Airways) New A330′s  
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3174 posts, RR: 12
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18780 times:

Air Pacific (or should we say Fiji Airways) has finally released details of its new aircraft livery and revamped cabin product to be delivered on its new A330 aircraft. The new birds are expected to take to the skies next year.

Dave Pflieger, Air Pacific’s MD and CEO, today said:

Quote:
“The unveiling of the new look and features of our soon-to-arrive A330′s is the latest milestone in a series of initiatives that are a part of the Air Pacific’s restructuring and rebranding. We couldn’t think of a better way to honour Fiji’s national day holiday than to share a first glimpse of the exciting things in store for Fiji and our passengers”.

More details here. http://flymefunky.com/2012/10/revealed-air-pacifics-new-a330s/

http://flymefunky.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Air-Pacific-A330-Exterior.jpg


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User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18699 times:

Beautiful tail. Love the font as well. The engines could've been a bit more colorful though.

User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2949 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 18176 times:

The whole relaunch looks brilliant IMO. The livery is a little jarring at first, but I love the fact that it is so shamelessly unique.

I hope they do the thing properly though and refit their 737's with the new product (using a different J seat though). Can't wait to see a rendering of a 737 with this new livery.


User currently offlineTusAadvantage From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17991 times:

I'm doing their LAX - Nadi - SYD this winter on the old rainbow tail 744. Anyone know what their product is like on that?

User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1994 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17940 times:

Looks exactly like SQ's regional business class.


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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17874 times:

Looks neat IMHO. Though I'm not sure if it is a good idea for the winglelts to be black from a ground ops perspective.

[Edited 2012-10-10 06:12:18]


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17806 times:

Overall a very nice design. I am not quite sure about the type font they used, and I agree: Perhaps the engines could stand some of the red used fo the tail.


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User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 17660 times:

Air Pacific (AKA Fiji Airways) nice job on this it's not as bad as I was dreaming of.! big    and the product is going kick some ass on some routes, wonder how long before PEK comes up on the route map!


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User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 17448 times:

I've flown those J seats on both SQ and DJ and they are fantastic! I am so excited for Fiji Airways' future. Great livery too.

User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3867 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17416 times:

Don't like the font on Fiji and wish that they could have done a cheatline on the aircraft combining some of the various designs on the tail/engine--but these are minor quibbles for a distinct and unique brand that manages to stand out.

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4865 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17272 times:

Quoting TusAadvantage (Reply 3):

I'm doing their LAX - Nadi - SYD this winter on the old rainbow tail 744. Anyone know what their product is like on that?

The aircraft are ex-SQ therefore sport the original interior and seating.. & as for the new color scheme it's going to take a while to grow on me...

EK413



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4627 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 17087 times:

The tail looks like a BA world tail - I wonder if that is where the inspiration came from?  

Good livery though - it's going to stand out, and it looks great!



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User currently offlineazjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3889 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 16803 times:

It's fantastic! It's unique and really captures the feel of Fiji and Polynesia in general.

User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25008 posts, RR: 85
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16198 times:
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Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 11):
The tail looks like a BA world tail - I wonder if that is where the inspiration came from?  

Actually, the tail design is based on "tapa" - a form of painted cloth (made from bark) widely used in the South Pacific.

It is the most Polynesian design I could imagine.  

mariner



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User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3354 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16199 times:

Quoting TusAadvantage (Reply 3):
I'm doing their LAX - Nadi - SYD this winter on the old rainbow tail 744. Anyone know what their product is like on that?

It's pretty good but no QF or NZ. The crew was really friendly (they dress tropical casual), the seat pitch and I had no issue with and the seat was comfortable, also the food was nothing to complain about in Y.

There is seatback IFE but it is primitive as it isn't on demand and has about 12 channels on it but there is a moving map which is a bonus.



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User currently offlinealaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 15999 times:

some great info and pics here:
http://www.ausbt.com.au/air-pacific-...=flipper&utm_campaign=home-flipper

I think Fiji airways can really appeal to the leisure passenger / honeymooner etc if they sell this product with a "free stop over in Fiji on your way to Australia or New Zealand" or anywhere else.- I'm sure they offer sometihng like this, but with the new product they can go advertising heavy and really get a good flow of new customers.
Iceland air does this. http://www.icelandair.us/offers-and-...ckage/item216734/Iceland_Stopover/
Although all my EU trips have been business related, I'd heavily consider the deal for a personal trip!

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User currently offlineDavidByrne From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 1633 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 15916 times:

Quoting azjubilee (Reply 12):
It's fantastic! It's unique and really captures the feel of Fiji and Polynesia in general.
Quoting mariner (Reply 13):
It is the most Polynesian design I could imagine.

Don't really want to quibble, guys, but Fiji isn't in Polynesia, but Melanesia!



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User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25008 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 15767 times:
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Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 16):
Don't really want to quibble, guys, but Fiji isn't in Polynesia, but Melanesia!

Indeed - quibble away.

It remains the most Polynesian livery I could imagine, though. To my eye, more Polynesian than Melanesian.  

mariner

[Edited 2012-10-10 13:34:53]


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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6407 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 15587 times:

It would have been cool to see a tapa cloth design over the fuselage as well.. Maybe they'll leave that one for a special  

Not sure if the white and brown suits me though. I guess seeing it in person will be a different story like usual.



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User currently offlinemotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3139 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15397 times:

Quoting mariner (Reply 17):
Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 16):
Don't really want to quibble, guys, but Fiji isn't in Polynesia, but Melanesia!

Indeed - quibble away.

It remains the most Polynesian livery I could imagine, though. To my eye, more Polynesian than Melanesian.

Well strictly speaking, it's both. The Lau group in the east are Polynesian with the royal family of Mara being cousins to the King of Tonga and the royal Tamasese family of Samoa. Fiji's first PM, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, was from Lau. Although the majority of Fijians are ethnically Melanesian, Polynesian culture and language has permeated distinctly and woven its way into almost every facet of Fiji over the last few millennia with most outside contact being from Polynesian neighbours to the east.

Quoting mariner (Reply 13):
The tail looks like a BA world tail - I wonder if that is where the inspiration came from?

Actually, the tail design is based on "tapa"

Or Masi as it's known in Fiji. This from the media release...

Quote:
On the aircrafts’ exterior, three Masi symbols will represent ‘Fiji Airways’. The distinctive Teteva motif, designed by renowned Fijian Masi artist Makereta Matemosi, is at the heart of the new brandmark revealed last month. Featured prominently at the center of the airline’s new brandmark and on the tail of the new aircraft, it represents the friendliness of Fijians’ and their deep caring nature. The Rova symbol, on the aircraft engine, symbolises the warm greeting Fijians extend to visitors, while the Makare symbol, which appears in the prominent position and scale on the front and underside of the plane, communicates the new ‘Fiji Airways’ name by evoking the allure of clear water flowing on a white sandy beach.


Regards
MH

NB Edited for grammar.

[Edited 2012-10-10 13:56:58]


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User currently offlinenzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15079 times:

Must admit i was skeptical about this new livery but after seeing it I think its fantastic


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User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15008 times:

Fantastic livery! Love it! Even the font - quirky but totally appropriate. the only teensy change I would make would be the addition of the orange/rust colour forward of the pattern design on the engine cowling. But other than that, I think this is the best possible outcome. Brown is certainly a bold choice and not a colour you see much on modern liveries (memories of the Swissair cheatline aside... sigh).

Even the interior stacks up well, though a slight shame they didn't go all flat or pursue a small premium economy section. Though if the J class seats are at about the same price as premium economy would be, then it would be a great deal.

Can you imagine a series of these lined up alongside 737s at Nadi? Air New Zealand, take note - THIS is how you overhaul a livery.


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14694 times:

Very traditional! I like it! It's a definite departure from the current Air Pacific branding!

Hopefully, their 737NGs will get re-branded soon too!



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User currently offlinemy235 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14604 times:

Yes! Designs on nacelles are where it's at!!   I think it needs palm branch on there somewhere.

User currently offlinemotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3139 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 14562 times:

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 21):
Even the interior stacks up well, though a slight shame they didn't go all flat or pursue a small premium economy section. Though if the J class seats are at about the same price as premium economy would be, then it would be a great deal.

I spoke with their marketing manager about this a few weeks back and he mentioned that they had looked at ditching Tabua class altogether and just doing a Premium Economy product, among a number of options.



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25 jamake1 : A work of art. So many airline re-brandings have been a big disappointment. This is well done. I love the "Airways" below the Fiji ligature. The tail
26 aussie747 : does anyone know when the new schedules will be announced for the A330's or will they simply take over the 744 one for one with a loss of seats until
27 Post contains images RyanairGuru : It's the same seat. DJ also use it on their (non-EK) domestic A330s I agree, it's traditional without being cliched. Good job Don't really want to qu
28 DoubleDelta : This was my initial reaction, as well. All-in-all, I really like the livery. But it lacks a bit of color on the main fuselage IMO. And the "Airways"
29 ardian : Wow! I'm speechless! I absolutely love it: very elegant, but traditional with a modern twist. Really a great job. I can only imagine that it will look
30 hnl2bos : That's really nice, hope to see the A330 make it to a diecast model or have a decal sheet released. I read a nice teaser article while flying them thi
31 BlatantEcho : Am also booked on an FJ flight (LAX-NAN-AKL) in a few months in Biz. Wish they were operating the new birds with the new seats by then. Looks like a d
32 Post contains images braybuddy : My first reation too! Kind of nice, though I'm not mad about the acutal colours used. The font is unusual and looks well. Overall a .
33 CXfirst : When I first heard about the rebrand I was a bit sceptical. The old livery, although outdated, stood out and shouted holiday cheer! The new livery is
34 RWA380 : Sexy looking aircraft, I think that is what a good rebrand looks like, very original, although not bright like the 744's of today, still a very striki
35 smi0006 : Indeed I agree, fresh and revitalised. I look forward to see what the new uniforms look like. With a new fleet being introduced hopefully this will i
36 bluesky73 : Good job on livery and reverting back to Fiji. I like the tail design but shame there isn't a bit more colour on fuselage. Nice to see some airlines a
37 A388 : Fiji Airways can have much more appeal to the leisure passengers and honeymooners if they incorporate some of the worldwide reknowned turqouise blue b
38 Post contains links oldeuropean : A video about Makareta Matemosi, the artist who created the design: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_IjE3csiF0[Edited 2012-10-11 06:49:23]
39 tod : Are they keeping their 744 or . . . . .?
40 RyanairGuru : To be honest, I think such passengers would book with Fiji Airlines after deciding to go to Fiji and not the other way around. So long as travel broc
41 A388 : I can see that but with that logic no airline from tropical destinations paint their aircraft in a tropical more appealing way. So why do airlines su
42 motorhussy : The interesting inverse of this is that in the psychology of colours, blue is cold and does not suggest warmth. Gone as the new Airbus fleet arrives.
43 qf002 : They used to have a tropical beach painted onto the side of one of their 747's -- they've tried that angle in the past, it didn't work, so they're do
44 A388 : Everyone knows Jamaica has beaches, everyone knows the Caribbean has beaches, everyone knows the Seychelles have beaches, everyone knows Tahiti has b
45 Post contains links jonnyclark : Have to love the livery, it's amazing in my opinion, and perhaps one of the best ones launched this year. Finally, something with a bit of character.
46 Post contains links and images HAL : Maybe it's just my polynesian-adapted eyesight, but the tapa cloth design instantly says tropical to me. Blue water and white sand aren't the only im
47 Post contains images A388 : I should be punished for leaving HA out The Fiji Airways livery really should have a tropical touch to it!!! A388
48 CXfirst : Keep in mind, FJ are not just trying to attract first-time customers, but get customers back as well. So Fiji might attract passengers to fly FJ, but
49 aerokiwi : It does - it's just not the cliched, euro-centric idea of what "tropical" is. And frankly, if everyone else is using the same approach (tropical beac
50 Post contains images qf002 : Especially when you consider the markets that FJ flies to -- Australia and LAX already have 'tropical' elements (ie the beaches, hot weather etc), so
51 motorhussy : In our part of the world it quite clearly does. And most savvy modern tourists are well aware of these attributes and that Fiji has them. The new FJ
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