A skilled professional in the aviation industry, David “Dave” Pflieger served as the CEO and Managing Director for Air Pacific, which he later rebranded to Fiji Airways. While at Air Pacific, David Pflieger helped ensure the education of underprivileged children in Fiji by funding scholarships for those in need through the airline’s Wings of Hope program.
Wings of Hope was originally started as a means to distribute unused foreign coins collected from passengers via Air Pacific’s “Cash for Kids program”. Under Dave Pflieger’s leadership however, Air Pacific broadened Wings of Hope and partnered with the Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND) to create direct scholarships for books, tuition, and other necessary school supplies for children living in poverty in Fiji. Notably, the partnership, allowed Air Pacific to donate over $160,000 in company funds to promote education and also help families and children affected by cyclones and severe floods in 2012 and 2013—floods which damaged homes and crops and prevented families from sending their children to school.
To learn more about Wings of Hope and its initiatives, visit fijiairways.com/about-fiji-airways/wings-of-hope.
About David Pflieger
David Pflieger - Senior Airline Executive