Fiji Airways (FJ, Nadi) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer André Viljoen has denied local media reports the airline has firm plans to acquire more A350-900s to replace its A330-300 and A330-200s.

"This was a misunderstanding by the media. I was asked if we are considering acquiring more A350s. I responded we are often evaluating offers/opportunities but nothing has been decided," he clarified to ch-aviation.

The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation (FBC News) earlier had quoted Viljoen as follows: “The A350 has been a huge success story for us. The business class is full [on] almost every flight. We are bringing in a lot of high-end tourists and business people - and so it's really proved to be a super aircraft that carries 30 tonnes of cargo on every flight - and certainly going forward, we’ll always be looking to see if we can upgrade and change.”

In October last year, Viljoen told ch-aviation, the current fleet would see the airline through the next few years. “We’ve got a young fleet, one of the youngest in the world and we’ve made sure we’ve invested in fuel-efficient, modern aircraft. We don’t see the need to make any changes to it for at least the next five to six years.”

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the Fijian national carrier operates a mixed Airbus and Boeing fleet, comprising:

From its base at Nadi in Fiji, the airline currently uses the A350s to serve Los Angeles International, US and Sydney Kingsford Smith in Australia. The A330s are deployed to Singapore Changi; Auckland International in New Zealand; Hong Kong International; Melbourne Tullamarine and Sydney in Australia; and San Francisco, CA, USA. The B737-8s serve Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland in New Zealand; plus Brisbane International, Melbourne, and Sydney in Australia; and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Fiji Airways recently announced the resumption of twice-weekly flights to Adelaide from July 4, using a B737-8, marking the fourth Australian leg for the airline. Diversifying the Australian market has been a goal of the airline since Fiji borders re-opened on December 1, 2021, the airline said in a statement.