NADI, Fiji, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline, has unveiled the COP23 logo on its fleet. Four A330s and five B737 aircraft will showcase the COP23 logo, highlighting Fiji's presidency of the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The decision by Fiji Airways to showcase the COP23 logo across its fleet was announced in April by Fijian Prime Minister and incoming President of COP23, Frank Bainimarama.
Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO commented, "This is a proud moment for Fiji Airways as we show our support for Fiji's Presidency of COP23. Climate Change is a critical issue globally, and affects every country. The logo, designed by Fijian designer Ronna Sekiguchi is world-class, and a fine addition to our distinctive masi livery. It will be seen on our aircraft in the 11 countries we fly directly to, and at some of the world's busiest airports like Los Angeles and San Francisco."
In announcing Sekigushi's winning design as the COP23 logo last April, Prime Minister Bainimarama described the imagery and symbolism in the logo design as a stark and effective message to the world that captured the vulnerability to climate change of small island developing states.
"We are very pleased that our COP23 logo will be carried on the Fiji Airways fleet. We are gearing up to defend and implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the global negotiations later this year, and we are very proud that Fiji Airways is supporting that critical effort by showcasing the powerful images of our COP23 logo to audiences from all around the world," he said.
To find out more about Fiji's Presidency of COP23, please visit www.cop23.com.fj/
About Fiji Airways: Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 64 destinations in 13 countries (including code-share). Destinations to and from the U.S. include: Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, and earns revenues of over FJD$815 million (USD $390m). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit www.fijiairways.com for more information.
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