You may recall that I booked a flight to Fiji earlier this year. Around the same time, Fiji Airways announced that they would be updating their fleet with a pair of Airbus A350s.
Well, the time has come as Fiji Airways released photos of the first A350 leaving the hangar after completing the paint job (featured photo).
Fiji Airways’ New A350 Business Class
Prior to now, Fiji Airways hadn’t released any pictures (or even renditions) of their new business class. Well, Fiji Airways has finally shared pictures of their new biz and it’s…white. A lot of white!
On the plus side, the seats are fully flat and all feature direct aisle access. which is a major improvement over their current A330 seats which feature angled seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.
Fiji Airways’ A350 Routes
According to @airlineroute, Fiji Airways intends to operate their A350s with the following schedule:
The flight will operate between Nadi and Los Angeles 6x weekly as of 22 December 2020:
- FJ810 Nadi to Los Angeles: Departure 10:30PM, Arrival 11:25AM
- FJ811 Los Angeles to Nadi: Departure 9:30PM, Arrival 5:15AM (+2 days)
And the flight will operate daily between Nadi and Sydney as of 1 December 2020:
- FJ911 Nadi to Sydney: Departure 9:30AM, Arrival 12:10PM
- FJ910 Sydney to Nadi: Departure 1:20PM, Arrival 7:05PM
The plan is for both planes to join Fiji Airways’ fleet in the coming months. Unfortunately, I will be taking my flight before they A350 is implemented (and flying in economy).
In any regard, Fiji Airways’ new A350 business class is a huge improvement over their old product. My wife said she “can’t wait to fly it” but I think the interest is more in the destination and has little to do with the plane.
Personally, I love the way the A350 looks and having this beautiful product as an option for travel between the US, Fiji, and Australia encourages me to book this ASAP. However, I also wonder if I should book this sooner than later because I have a feeling that the wear and tear of an all white palette will begin to show fairly soon.
What do you think about Fiji’s new seats and color scheme?