16th June 05:12 PM
Fiji Airways partners with oneworld connect to link up to the world's premier alliance
By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 06/12/2018
Fiji Airways CEO Andre Viljoen in the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 [Photo: Supplied]

Fiji Airways starts flying as a oneworld connect partner from today, as the first airline globally to link up to the world’s premier alliance via this new membership platform.

Fiji Airways is now starting to display the new oneworld connect branding on its aircraft fuselages by the main passenger doors, on signage at airports and on other many other items of stationery and marketing collateral.    

The first Fiji Airways aircraft to feature the oneworld connect logo is its initial Boeing 737 MAX 8, which has just touched down at its Nadi hub after its delivery flight from the manufacturer’s Seattle base.

Four more of these state‑of‑the‑art twinjets will follow in the year ahead as replacement for older 737s flying on the airline’s short and medium haul network to destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and neighbouring Pacific Islands.

Fiji Airways is the first airline in the region to operate this modern aircraft type.

From today, customers with Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby status in any oneworld member airline’s frequent flyer programme can use priority check‑in desks, where available, when flying in any cabin class on Fiji Airways, while customers with Emerald or Sapphire status in any oneworld member airline’s frequent flyer programme will also be offered priority boarding when flying on Fiji Airways.

Additional oneworld connect customer benefits are being phased in between Fiji Airways and its four oneworld sponsors ‑ American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and Qantas. 

Most of these additional benefits are available from today between Fiji Airways and three of its sponsors – British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas – although some elements will be phased in during the coming weeks oneworld CEO Rob Gurney says oneworld is very pleased to welcome Fiji Airways on board as their first oneworld connect partner, making it easier and more rewarding than ever for South Pacific islanders to reach virtually anywhere globally, and for visitors from all around the world to travel to this enchanting and captivating region.

Fiji Airways CEO Andre Viljoen says Fiji Airways is thrilled and honoured to be the first oneworld connect partner globally.

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