As revealed by C4.5 earlier, Air Pacific’s mechanical and crewing woes are continuing.
Our source within the troubled airline says things are not going to get better because nobody likes or respects regime supporter, CEO Dave Pflieger, the interfering hand behind the Essential National Industries decree.
Insiders reported a few days ago that the airline's Boeing 747 has now been at Los Angeles for a number of days - a result of staffing issues, although spin doctor Shane Hussein is advising the public the aircraft is undergoing an ‘engine change’.
In the following spin by Hussein where he has finally revealed what we have known all along: that Air Pacific is chartering aircraft and has been for a while - at a huge cost to the company, the country and its shareholders, the Fijian people.
“Air Pacific wishes to advise passengers that delays experienced during a scheduled engine change on one of its B747-400 aircraft in Los Angeles have resulted in a schedule change.
The Los Angeles – Nadi flight which was initially scheduled to depart at 13:05 (LA time) today, will now depart at 14:35 (LA time) on 24 January instead. This will see the aircraft arriving into Nadi at
21:20 on Wednesday January 25th.
In addition, the next Los Angeles - Nadi service, which was scheduled to depart at 22:00 on Tuesday January 24th (LA Time), has been rescheduled for an 8am departure on January 25th, and will now arrive
into Nadi at 14:30 on Thursday January 26th.
Finally, because the delay of the inbound aircraft from Los Angeles, Thursday’s (January 26th) Nadi – Auckland – Nadi service would have also affected those passengers, Air Pacific has chartered an aircraft from Air New Zealand to service this sector. As a result of this aircraft change, the scheduled Auckland – Nadi departure time will be as published; however, the Nadi – Auckland service will be delayed until later that afternoon.”