06/28/2013 01:06 pm ET

Fiji Airways: National Airline Rebrands, Rejuvenates (PHOTOS)

Fiji's new-and-improved national airline was unveiled Thursday -- and all facets of the airline once known as Air Pacific have been given a makeover.

Now called Fiji Airways, the islands' flagship airline comes with a rebranding, a new Airbus-A330 and a revamped fleet of Boeing-737 jets.

The key reason for the change was to associate the airline more closely with Fiji as a "destination," Fiji Airways' interim CEO, Aubrey Swift, said.

"Fiji is a wonderful set of islands in the middle of the South Pacific. So we want to align ourselves that as a destination because we think it's a fantastic selling proposition to people who are looking for something a bit different," Swift added.

Physical alterations to the airline's fleet include redesigned amenity kits, a new in-flight entertainment system and lighting technology that adapts throughout the flight.

The airline is based at Nadi International Airport, and flies to two U.S. locations -- Los Angeles and Honolulu, Hawaii -- with other routes serving Asia, Australia, Canada and the Pacific Islands.

Click through the slideshow below to view photos of the new-and-improved airline.



Fiji Airways