The Pflieger flight

David Pflieger needs to explain why he is leaving Air Pacific just as his billion dollar planes arrive. It’s almost unbelievable that someone would create such grandiose plans and then leave. If he really believes these plans can transform struggling Air Pacific into a vibrant Fiji Airways then he should have committed for at least another three years. The interest bill for the new A330s will be a crushing burden if Fiji Airways cannot get passenger numbers up to target quickly. Any political instability and Fiji Airways will nose-dive and never recover.

Fiji Times May 02, 2013 Air Pacific bids farewell to Pflieger

4 Responses to “The Pflieger flight”

  1. losalini Says:

    this pflieger falla is a clever one. sweet-talked khaiyum/bai to buy 3 new airbuses for $300million instead of leasing which most cash-scrapped countries do. bet there were more than one hand in that honeypot. so now dp flies off to florida while fiji airways struggles to pay back the $300m debt. the tourists are going to avoid fiji if the military govt stays in power for too long. no matter how cheap the deals are. most live in a democratic country and are opposed to dictatorships.

  2. Keep The Faith Says:

    Run while you can Pfielger. But you cannot hide.

  3. Momi Says:

    Tourism is the most vulnerable of all industries. A disease, a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic decline and yes, an unsavoury regime can undermine the highest flying plans of any airline including Air Pacific. Pflieger knows this and he also knows that once the contracts are signed, the good times suppliers normally offer when you buy their wares quickly come to an end. Makes perfect time to get out of town.

  4. anonymous Says:

    Heard that Air Pac’s first finance application for purchase of the 3 Airbuses was not approved.

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