Qantas ‚Äúinvolved” in all decisions

Qantas ‚Äúinvolved” in all decisions
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Air Pacific has stressed that Qantas has been “involved in all decisions” despite the Australian airline’s absence from the launch of the Fiji national carrier’s new livery in Suva last night.

Chief executive David Pflieger told Travel Today there had been “no change” in the running of the company since a new rule passed by Fiji’s military government earlier this year saw Qantas’ members on the Air Pacific board step down.

“Qantas’ board members have been involved in all decisions at every step of the way. They approved everything,” he said. “They’re still a partner of ours in terms of codeshare relationship and they put their passengers on our planes. So from an airlines perspective, there’s been no change.”

Pflieger dismissed concerns that a considerable amount of expertise had been lost with the stepping down of the board members earlier this year.

“If you look at the management team now, with 16 of the 18 people new, we’ve got an amazing amount of airline expertise,” he said. “We’re responsible to the board but everything we served up to the board was approved. We did our homework, we know what we’re doing.”

He remained tightlipped on the future of the relationship between the two carriers, insisting it was a matter for shareholders.

“What happens will happen,” he said.

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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