Pacific and Oceania

Fiji Airways Group Announces Record F$95.8M Profit

Fiji Airways Boeing 737-700
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The Fiji Airways Group has announced its highest ever profit before tax of F$95.8 million for the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2017, a 13.4% increase over the previous financial year.

The Group (legally known as Air Pacific Limited) comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline; its subsidiaries Fiji Link & Pacific Call Comm. Ltd; plus a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island.

The announcement was made at the airline’s Head Office in Nadi by the Fijian Attorney General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, the Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Results Highlights

  • Group revenue was F$929 million compared to F$825.3 million for the previous year ended 31st December 2016 (up by 12.5%)
  • Group profit before tax was F$95.8 million compared to F$84.5 million for the previous year ended 31st December 2016
  • The Group carried 1.6 million passengers compared to 1.4 million for the previous year ended 31st December 2016 (up by 14.3%)
  • Profit-share for non-management staff and minimum bonus for management increased by 10% compared to the previous year.

Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said:

“To achieve a fourth year of successive record profits is a massive achievement by the entire team of the Fiji Airways Group. I couldn’t be more proud of the way the team surpassed all key metrics for revenue, passenger and network growth, efficiently navigating through a challenging operating period in which cost control was crucial. 2017 saw the achievement of numerous milestones for the Group. The team increased the size of the fleet, launched a new route, increased frequencies on key long-haul routes and opened a world class lounge at our home airport – Nadi.”

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