#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Air Pacific disruptions due to lack of crew

Monday, January 16, 2012

Air Pacific disruptions due to lack of crew

Air Pacific has farewelled one of its longest serving planes but it can't shake its so-called maintenance problems.

A big deal was made a couple of days about the 767-300 Island of Taveuni plane making its final flight to Hong Kong ahead of the arrival of the new Airbus A330 fleet.

But not a mention about the problems that continue to dog Air Pacific with pilots now adopting work to rule.

Previously, airmen would go out of their way to assist if their services were needed to bring tourists in or fly them out of the country.

This is not the case anymore. Pilots are now only doing flights they are rostered for as a result of the new job and salary conditions, which came into place on January the first.

The results, as we have seen, have been nothing short of disastrous. Flights have had to be cancelled because of a lack of crew.  Air Pacific's spin doctor, Shane Hussein, is doing a good job lying to the public that it is maintenance issues causing the disruptions.

In fact, Air Pacific has had to charter seven flights from Qantas and Air New Zealand in the past two weeks to cope with the cancelled and delayed flights.

When you add the cost of these charters with hotel accommodation and meals for disgruntled passengers (mostly tourists), it paints a troubling picture. How long can the  disruptions continue and how much is it costing the airline?

41 comments:

mark manning said...

Another disaster looming in the wings !

Anonymous said...

How can the Minister do justice with sooo many ministries under him ,some departments have to suffer and Air Pac is one of them. Golden boyz Nalin of G lal and ASSLAM of vodafone in the board.Very soon another scam when Airpac would be sold and commission made BAI has no share in this one because he is DUMB and cant see whats happening under his nose

Anonymous said...

WHOLE OF SUVA WITH OUT POWER 830PM MONDAY 16TH.. TALKS KUCH HOI HAI

Anonymous said...

Air Pacific going to the dogs.....bankruptcy is coming near....

Bloody pathetic leadership, all living on borrowed money....

Tourists stay away from FIJI!!

Air Pathetic said...

Air Pathetic - living up to its name!! Like the junta it goes down on - very poorly led.

Anonymous said...

general feeling amongst engineers is that a plane is going to come down sooner or later

Vutu Lucky said...

CRASH LANDING ON THE HORIZON.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why people find it satisfactory to conduct psyclogical warfares, on the general public, in regards to Air-Pacific flights? The General Public
and Tourist are innocent people, who just wanted to vacation and checked out Fiji. We have no beef with any particular group or groups.All we want is to fly to Fiji safely, stay in a nice hotel,eat some local food and after
a good rest,fly out safely of dodge city? If your beef is with the Government, please don't take out your frustration on us innocent
Public, go after the Government?

Anonymous said...

ASK tells fijivillage that VB is good for the country.

Anonymous said...

Thank you C4.5 for a good job.
Thank you for revealing the truth.
Most overseas journalist read your blog. Most overseas govts also look to your blog to get the truth of what is really happening in Fiji.
Most Fijian families are going to really struggle this year 2012 ( increased school fees even in Primary School. Increased fuel price. Increased cost of living)
The poor (64% or the population) will get poorer. The rich ( Bai and his cronies ) will get richer.
There will be no Democracy because Bai will rig the Election just like he rigged the SMS for Personality of the year.

Indigenous Fijians need to wake up to the fact that the wool is being pulled over their eyes again.
Land Bank is just a means of permananently stripping the land out of the Fijian hands. It is immoral.
Bai should be ashamed of how he has stuffed up Fijian lives.
Bai should look at FEA and tell us why that company is slowly getting rid of some Fijians.
Indigineous Fijians will slowly be dispossesed in his own country and then relegated to the dust heap of society. Thanks to Bai.

It's time for all Fijians to say Enough is enough and get rid of Bainimarama and his stupid army.

-Valataka na Dina.

Coup supporter said...

I was sorry to read that Raw Fiji News doubts Voreqe's word. He stated in January 2007 that "No individual, including himself, serving in his military regime must ever try and abuse their position for political gain. He went further to say that they will not be allowed to stand in any future election and must work towards alleviating Fiji to a better economic and social standing before they hand power to the next elected government".
He will stand by his word as he is committed to a fair Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Maintenance is also a worry. Experienced engineers have left and the remaining ones dont care. Government needs to look into it.

Anonymous said...

minister for injustice ASS asking Fijians not to depend on Australian Tourist and focus on China and India,since when this FAILED DPP LAWYER and library assistant from a legal firm in sydney has become a marketing GURU.Does he not know China IS having a downturn in economy of 5 to 7 % at present.He must come in the news on daily baisis this is what he has told Sharon the failed mayers sales girl.

Anonymous said...

Local lawyers are refusing to accept jobs with the interim government and Solocistor Generals office is going around head hunting for legal eagles to come as magistrates and other vacancies in solicistor generals office. They simply cant work under this regime and even muslim lawyers are ignoring AG

Anonymous said...

Fiji culture, write a letter to PM,copy to FIRCA,FICAC,COMM POL and you dont have to identify your self ,All hell goes loose on poor business guys . They all walk in with DPO,search your house ,look at all your accounts ,the car you drive,the bed you sleep on and take you to the cleaners. I thought any letter with out proper proof and identification was to be put in the rubbish bin,but all good citizens in fiji are crooks except a chosen FEW

Emosi said...

So true!. If you complain about some injustice or corruption going on, they're not going to investigate that corruption, they're going to investigate YOU!.

Anonymous said...

@ "coup supporter",my friend you must be dreaming,FB will never cede the power he weilds,NEVER. You are a hypocrite and damn stupid, do not know what is happening in Fiji today...vaka loloma na nomu rai..

David Pflieger said...

Who called my airline Air Pathetic?

Aiyaz, please get them arrested under the new Public Order Act?

Yeah right David Pflieger, GO TO HELL.

You can lick Aiyaz's balls as much as you like because it ain't going to last for too long. You and other illegal regime members will be in a longhaul trip to prison in Fiji so prepare yourself for a lifetime imprisonment.

Pflieger, you are a pathetic idiot. Piss off from Fiji!

Anonymous said...

DERE- FIJI SEVENS COACH.
MALE- FIJI 15'S COACH
AZIZ- FIJI FOOTBALL COACH.

WHAT SAY YOU FOR MANAGER- I WOULD GO FOR BAINIMACAGA VOCEKE QESANAITAVUTEKE KESU VACEKE NEI TUKUMA SA TIKO MAI NAIBULUBULU.

Anonymous said...

If national airline cannot be saved then god help all other major resources that are under their wings!

Anonymous said...

Well it's coming! The collapse of AP and eventually the Fiji economy!

The price of consumer goods and everything continues to increase. The SCC has just increased the City Rates and the people are giving up because some of them still have arrears. And it is a bloody 20% increase at that!

They just cannot cope with all these increases coming at one time!

Something is bound to give and I hope it is not the people's spirit! More likely the economy may just give...

Anonymous said...

And what has fiji’s famous economist, biman Prasad of usp (Mr Sunglasses at Night) whose publications are dominated by commentaries in the newspapers have to say about this air pacific fiasco?

Fiji times editor if youre reading this Biman Prasad writes in the letters section under a false name – bimal from bua. Check!

Anonymous said...

ASS BUTAKO as i mentioned told Sharon Bajaru that he has to be in the news every day and again today fronting the news on YAQARA . Send sharon to YAQARA .ASS to follow

Anonymous said...

BIMAN ,KANWA MAHEN REDDY,GANESH CHAND ALL FROM LABASA ,WOW TELLS US SOMETHING

Anonymous said...

Awesome to send ASS to Nakauvadra Ranges.... get the spirit GODS to attack him....

Anonymous said...

HENRY BROWN CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN,COMPROMISING POSITION WITH A JUNIOR FEMALE STAFF,HEADS ARE ROLLING. WHOSE GOT THE MOBILE FONE PICTURES???

Anonymous said...

Neel CHOROA Sharma again on fire,this time regarding Death certificate,Bai get rid of him or he will get you down big time saka .

Anonymous said...

If and when the time comes to chuck out these illegal Government
would we the people, have the moral right and or obligation, to charged all the current Civil Servants for Treason?I think i'd like all the women treasonous wench-like Sharon Smith John, Shamimi Sister, Nur Bano, etc should all be jailed together with
their male counterpart!

ASK Hater said...

Jail all the illegal thugs for ripping the Fijian people of their money and have it all returned to the State.

Investigate each and every asshole and expose their wrong doings. Display them in a cage and get the public to throw eggs and tomatoes at them. I would like to see ASK, S Sisters and the Ugly Aunty Nur in one cage handcuffed with egg and tomato all over them.

Another cage will comprise of the WHITE MONKIES like David Pflieger and his Air Pacific sidekicks, David Sofield, Anthony and Sharon the Slut. Pardon my spelling of these white monkies.

I simply cannot wait for this day to come. The day when all of those silly, stupid ASK inspired decrees will be burnt and democracy restored back in the country that once proclaim THE WAY THE WORLD SHOULD BE.

I hate ASK so much that I want his stupid ass kicked so hard that he will regret what he has done.

And finally, Banana in Pajamas, the Cassava Patch Runner ,Bai and his family. This guy is a liar, woman basher and good for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Henry Brown you sneaky mongoose hehehehe. Love is in the air. Sayed Aiyarsehole and Sharon, Nut Bano and Voceke trying to get it on but Voceke is impotent years ago, even Viagra won't get it up hehehe.

Anonymous said...

VIMAL KRISHNA OF FIRCA CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES AND JUDGE HAS ORDERED HE BE REINSTATED TO HIS OLD POSITION BRAVO VIMAL

Anonymous said...

Dave Pilferer is ripping Air Pacific off. Two houses when his family does not live here (what the hell does he need a villa in Suva for?), private limos and only 5-star hotels wherever he goes. He spends more time on private junkets and sucking up to AG then working at Air Pacific. Well, given how he screws things up whenever he is there, maybe it’s actually better. Dave Phlegm is obsessed with screwing employees. It is a wonder that anyone at Air Pacific still gives a shit when he tells them they should be grateful to have a job. Fire the shithead before he can totally wreck the airline and replace the last of the locals with pet consultants. He is a menace and the worst I have seen in my decades of service as FJ.

Anonymous said...

ANON 806 Nur Bano already looks like a men She will fit right in in Naboro Hope she likes Tavioka

Anonymous said...

For Nur can make Roti there and use the roller pin or rather BELNA later ..ha ha they do read this blog and know how sooo much we hate them .Aslam ,Nur, Ass,Naz,all MAULBI young lawers gold diggers .. We hate you really hatered and we curse you so much that it would take generations for all of you to repent.We feel sorry for your sibilings as they will suffer even if had taken no part in your doings. I am ashamed to go to prayers on Fridays as i see all of them there..

Anonymous said...

my muslim brother,lets all pray for them and pray allah grants the jannat.They have embrassed our people who had built so good relation with the land owners and native owners.

Futurama said...

Bainimsrama is doing Fiji a massive favour by getting rid of the chiefs. For that he can stay on as a dictator for another.5 years. A real hero of Fiji.

Anonymous said...

There is so much hatred here people
The world (and Fiji) can never be a better place if we only focus on the vile things others do
Vent it out and look after yourself and family
Do good, there will be justice after all.
Believe in it, work towards it.

Anonymous said...

If Dave Pilferer can not fix Air Pacific, then how come he is also looking after Tourism Fiji when he is a failure. End result: No Airline & No Tourist. End of Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Dave - too much cock suckin and ass licking. You're just taking the airline down and out. and the stupid govt is allowing all this. what a joke!

Mary said...

Dave Pilferer is pilfering Fiji of thousands of dollars, and he will continue to pilfer as long as Bananahead is there. In fact they are all Pilferers, Bananahead aka Bocimarama, aka Voceke, aka Bainimagaitinana, aka One Testicle, aka Dickhead etc etc.

Anonymous said...

There is no money left on this planet dharr everyone is loosing there jobs world wide just maybe the big boss of Air Pacific is right with all the changes if his homework tells him its best for the airline to stay flying in these days of no money.How many Pacific airlines went into administration or barely flying, loosing planes and routes huh? What happened to Royal Tongan,Polynesian and Air Nauru? Where is Air marshall islands and all the Air Tahiti Nui's airbuses ( think they only got 2 left. Air Pacific your pacific network is expanding and the way its looking I bet in 10 years time your foundation will be laid in the entire Pacific islands so congratulations.