FIJI UNION WELCOMES NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE

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SUVA, Fiji (June 7, 1998 - PACNEWS)---The Fiji Aviation Workers Association (FAWA) has welcomed moves by private investors to set-up Fiji's second international airline, saying it will create more jobs in the industry.

Meantime, FAWA Secretary Attar Singh has cautioned against direct government involvement in the project because of bad experiences with similar ventures in the past, Island Networks Corporation reports.

Cabinet last week announced details of the new airline, Fiji Airways Corporation, Ltd., which plans to operate non-stop air service between Nadi and Singapore and on to Bombay and London.

Airline Investments Fiji, Ltd., a wholly-owned Fiji company, will hold a 58 percent share in the proposed airline while a Singapore-based company will own 40 percent. Suva accountant Neil Underhill will hold the remaining two percent share.

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