Travel Alerts

JOINT STATEMENT BY FIJI AIRWAYS AND THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF FIJI (CAAF)
Issued: 11.30am, 13 March 2019

In line with the stance taken by aviation regulators in our region, and an increasing number of operators worldwide, Fiji Airways, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, has taken the decision to temporarily ground its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until more information is known about the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines accident.

We would like to stress that Fiji Airways, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, continue to have full confidence in the airworthiness of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and in the skilled and experienced Fiji Airways pilots and engineers who operate them.  

Since Fiji Airways commenced operating the Boeing 737 MAX in December 2018, the aircraft has proven to be reliable and efficient, and continuous flight data monitoring has not identified any issues that would give rise to a cause for concern.

However, out of deference to the position taken by regulators in our region, and in response to the concerns expressed by the general public, both Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji have agreed that the most appropriate course is to impose this temporary grounding.  We will continue to monitor developments closely, and this decision will be reviewed in light of any new information.

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ESTA Applications

23 December 2018

Fiji Airways wishes to alert all customers to apply for ESTA no later than 72 hours before departing for the United States. The US government has announced that real-time approvals will no longer be available and arriving at the airport without a previously approved ESTA will likely result in being denied boarding.

For more information on how to obtain ETSA please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

 

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