BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3169 posts, RR: 12 Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18524 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”.
us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3842 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17160 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.
StarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3335 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 15943 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.
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!
to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15141 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.
aerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2634 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14752 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.
motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14306 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.
come visit the south pacific
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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"
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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 .
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: Fiji Airways can have much more appeal to the leisure passengers and honeymooners if they incorporate some of the worldwide reknowned turqouise blue b
: 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]