Civil aviation profile prints. Available prints options: Design / Dark Theme / Plain background; Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12"); Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12").
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 Air Pacific
Registration: N821L Type: DC-10-30 Engines: 3 × GE CF6-50C2 Serial Number: 47848 First flight: Dec 6, 1973
Fiji Airways, formerly known as Air Pacific, is the flag carrier airline of Fiji and operates international services from its hubs in Fiji. The airline was founded in 1947 as Katafaga Estates Ltd. and renamed the airline as Fiji Airways in September 1951. After Fiji gained independence in 1970, the new national government, the airline was renamed Air Pacific to reflect its regional presence. The government of Fiji acquired a controlling interest in Air Pacific in 1974. In the 1990s the airline relocated its headquarters from the capital city of Suva to the coastal town of Nadi where the main international airport is located. In May 2012, the airline announced that it would be rebranding and revert to its original name of Fiji Airways.