Fiji airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX on 30 November 2018, and named it as “Island of Kadavu”.
Fiji Airways plans to take delivery of five MAX 8 airplanes powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines.
Compared to the previous 737 model, the MAX 8 can fly 600 nautical miles farther, while providing 14 percent better fuel efficiency. The MAX 8 can seat up to 178 passengers in a standard two-class configuration and fly 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometers).
Based at Nadi International Airport, Fiji Airways serves 13 countries and 31 destinations/cities including Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands (Oceania), the United States, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.