Statement from AG Sayed-Khaiyum on the Departure of Air Pacific CEO Dave Pflieger

Dave Pflieger produced a paradigm shift at Air Pacific and transformed
its fortunes. When he came to Fiji, the airline was in crisis and facing
extreme financial difficulties. With skill, determination and his
experience, he turned it around and made it profitable. He also built the
much needed team spirit with all the Air Pacific personnel that turned it
into a highly effective team.

Dave has presided over the rebranding of Air Pacific to Fiji Airways and
the modernisation of its fleet with the purchase of three new Airbus
A330s. He also introduced new systems and technology, including a new
reservations system, forged an important code share arrangement with
American Airlines and instituted a profit- sharing scheme for the
airline’s staff.

As Air Pacific becomes Fiji Airways in June, there are exciting times
ahead and much of that is due to Dave’s hard work. On behalf of the
Bainimarama Government, I want to thank him for his service to the
airline and to Fiji and wish him all the best.

We are very pleased that Dave is not leaving altogether. He intends to
continue to support us to make Fiji Airways the pride of every Fijian.

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