NADI, FIJI: February 01, 2016. As part of a five-year contract renewal, ULD outsource provider CHEP Aerospace Solutions is to provide Fiji Airways with lightweight containers to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions.
The airline operates a fleet of A330 and B737 aircraft from its hub at Nadi International Airport to 32 destinations in 12 countries and operates 350 weekly flights from Nadi and Suva. The airline re-adopted its current name from Air Pacific in June 2013.
Fiji Airways cargo manager Watson Seeto said: "Our outsourcing agreement with CHEP has returned the expected benefits of reduced costs and improved efficiencies and we are pleased to continue to entrust our ULD supply and management requirements to CHEP.
“As we would like to equip our fleet of modern aircraft with lightweight containers, we value the benefits of utilizing a common pool of fuel-efficient composite units. CHEP's worldwide network also provides significant overlaps with other pool customers which means that we don't need to invest in more ULDs than absolutely necessary for our operations and we only pay for the assets that we actually use," he added.
CHEP Aerospace Solutions president Ludwig Bertsch commented: "We have worked in partnership to develop a range of tailor-made solutions that support Fiji Airways' growth at the lowest total cost whilst delivering significant improvements in sustainability, and look forward to our continued relationship."