Chaudhry smells a rat in the Airbus deal

On behalf of all of the parties in the United Front for a Democratic Fiji Mahendra Chaudhry has homed in on the purchase by Air Pacific of the 3 new Airbus aircraft as highly suspicious. With a fleet of Boeings, why did they switch to Airbus? This creates problems for maintenance and having crew trained to fly the new aircraft. Chaudhry reported Fiji Airways flights are being cancelled due to a shortage of trained crew. He believes the switch from Boeing to Airbus means someone must have been paid commissions. The question is who was paid and how much. FDN has been told that the real danger for the airline is debt. If passenger numbers do not live up to the targets planned, Fiji Airways will be be crippled with debt. Any failure to meet re-payments will result in seizure of the aircraft.

Radio New Zealand 03 July, 2013 Fiji politicians want answers on Fiji Airways issues

2 Responses to “Chaudhry smells a rat in the Airbus deal”

  1. Bruce C Says:

    Wait until Khaiyum makes his move to privatise and sell off state owned companies and corporations. The first and fattest will be FEA and the commissions paid to him in this deal will be truly stellar. So Mr Chaudhry watch out when Khaiyum makes his move!

  2. Navosavakadua Says:

    Don’t spend too long trying to work out who got the commission. It would have to be Bainimarama and Sayed-Khaiyum. Nobody else gets much of a look-in under their regime.

    And we can safely assume that Khaiyum got the lion’s share. Frank would jump at anything he was offered while ASK made sure he knew how much he could gouge.

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