20 Aug 2008

Good results for Air Pacific

10:56 am on 20 August 2008

A significant surge in the passenger capacity of Fiji's international airline Air Pacific is being described as a positive signal that tourism inflow is gaining strength.

In July this year, Air Pacific carried over 100,000 customers, the highest ever in one month, and since the drop in airline business following the December 2006 military coup.

Air Pacific managing director and chief executive officer John Campbell has not revealed the financial results for July, but he told fijilive the airline had recorded "a very positive revenue result".

He added that the US, Australian and New Zealand routes were the most heavily traveled during the month

Mr Campbell says the result indicates a strong level of recovery in tourism inflows to Fiji and revenue improvement for the airline, which will help to offset some of the very high fuel costs Air Pacific has had to meet.