Bula Kadavu! This week saw Fiji Airways receive their first Boeing 737 Max aircraft. With a total of five on the order books, the airline is looking to supplement their NG fleet with these more fuel efficient aircraft, featuring sky interiors, and by the looks of the hump on the back of the aircraft, connectivity too.
Inside the aircraft, the interiors, brought together by Teague, feature chic white, cream and tan coloured seats which match the airline’s stylish A330 cabins. In the business class cabin, the airline has opted for the MiQ business class seat, a popular narrow-body Business Class seat, and long-haul Premium Economy product.
Every seat will feature a high definition touchscreen to provide video on demand. The sky interior by Boeing will also offer substantially more storage for baggage and the latest mood-lighting technology.
The business class cabin on the Max in comparison to their NG fleet are a welcome improvement, offering wider seats and the ability to lower the arm rests for even more space, useful on some of the longer flights that the 737 operates for the carrier.
In economy, the seats feature the same tan colour as the rest of their fleet, but the passenger experience has been drastically enhanced to provide every passenger with touchscreen IFE.
While these aircraft won’t replace the carrier’s 737 fleet, we hope that Fiji Airways will place them on the longest routes on their network, where these passenger enhancements will make the biggest difference to satisfaction levels. Award-winning Fiji Airways still remains one of our favourite boutique carriers and their continued investment in their passenger experience still makes them an excellent one-stop choice, when connecting across the Pacific.