David Pflieger is an aviation expert who currently heads the Silver Airways airline in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dave Pflieger has been in the industry since the 1990s, having directed and overseen airline operations at several major airlines, such as Delta and Virgin America. Prior to his current position with Silver Airways, Dave Pflieger helped launch and direct Air Pacific, an airline headquartered in Fiji. In 2013, the airline adopted the Airbus A330 as its primary aircraft.
Air Pacific opted to replace its previous aircraft, B747s and B767s, with the Airbus A330 to upgrade the fuel efficiency standard, as well as to introduce a comfortable, state-of-the-art cabin focused on comfort and innovative design. The switch coincided with the airline's new branding as “Fiji Airways,” which began commercial air services in April 2013.
The tail of the plane bears the artwork of Makereta Matemosi, a Fijian artist who depicted native symbols that represent welcome and connection among the islands' residents. Airbus is one of the top modern aircrafts, with the A330 model offering a range of 250 to 300 seats and focusing more directly on comfort.
A former attorney with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia, David (Dave) Pflieger joined the commercial airline industry nearly two decades ago. The previous head of Air Pacific, he currently serves as president and CEO of Silver Airways. Throughout his career, Dave Pflieger has gained experience in brand management and establishing exceptional business-class experiences for flight guests.
Formerly known as Air Pacific, Fiji Airways offers a business class with outstanding features and amenities. Business-class guests enjoy exclusive check-in services, with increased baggage allowance, and an express lane to expedite wait times. Once through the security gate, business-class travelers can, in select airports, access comfortable lounge areas while they await their departure.
On board, three-course meals, inspired by South Pacific fine dining, keep guests filled as they partake in complimentary wine and spirits. An array of cheeses is also provided to compliment the libations. To complete the experience, travelers can pass the time viewing a large library of motion picture films on their individual screens.
About David Pflieger
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