A lot of people have their doubts abogut the profits that Fiji Airways is declaring. Can the cuts to the standard of food served and the rapacious charging for excess baggage really boost profits by that much? One thing is for sure, however, and that is that if there is any political disruption through cancelled elections or a military challenge to the results in September we can kiss good-bye to Fiji Airways. With the huge interest bill to pay for the new planes they cannot afford to have them idle as happened in the coups in 2000 and 2006 when tourism nose-dived.
Fiji Times April 15, 2014 Air Pac Group rakes in $541.2m