17th December 07:51 AM
Fiji Airways confirms flight to Honolulu experienced a loss of pressurisation
By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 11/10/2017
Fiji Airways B737‑700 aircraft

Fiji Airways has confirmed that its flight FJ822 Christmas Island to Honolulu service today, experienced a loss of pressurisation due to an engine air‑system fault.

The Boeing 737‑700 had 73 passengers and 6 crew on board.

Fiji Airways says the crew followed standard operating procedures and made a rapid descent to 10,000 feet, and updated Air Traffic Control at Honolulu airport.

Oxygen masks were deployed due to the loss of cabin pressure.

The aircraft landed normally and passengers disembarked via the aerobridge into the terminal at Honolulu Airport.

All customers were assisted with onward bookings and offered other assistance as required.

Fiji Airways says the B737‑700 was fully serviceable at departure from Christmas Island.

The Engineering team is working with Boeing to return the aircraft to active service.

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