Fiji – the hub for regional aviation development

Airports Fiji Ltd (AFL) is hosting 6 aviation related seminars, workshops and meetings in Nadi in 2018.

AFL Executive Chairman Faiz Khan said “due to the challenges of Pacific Island countries to attend such seminars that are usually held far and wide, we want to bring as many seminars to the Pacific’s doorsteps.

The 23 participants from Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Fiji will also have the opportunity to mingle and network with each other. As this is an Asia Pacific event we hope more countries from Asia will be coming to our beautiful Fiji to attend future workshops and meetings.”

“5 of the 6 seminars that AFL will host are organized by Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).”

“The ACI-ICAO Developing Nations Airport seminar that starts today in Nadi focuses on Aerodrome Certification, Compliance and Audit training. We are committed towards building the capacity of our people and the airport industry for continuous improvement in aerodrome compliance in accordance with ICAO standards and guidelines,” explained Khan.

Khan said that “Air Transportation is the greatest enabler for connecting our people and our economies. In the Pacific due to our geographical isolation, our economies are heavily reliant on air connectivity for generating trade and tourism for economic growth.

It is important that we continue to up-skill our people through such trainings that will ensure our airports are safe, integrated, efficient and sustainable for air travel in today’s Jet Age.”

The ACI – Developing Nations Airport training seminar on Aerodrome Certification, Compliance and Auditing currently underway in Nadi will conclude on Friday.