It is all go today: Fiji’s military government lead by Commodore Frank Bainimarama has issued a decree saying that all Fijian-registered air carriers must now be owned and controlled by Fijian nationals. In effect the government is taking full control of the country’s national carrier Air Pacific. Fiji already has a 51% holding of Air Pacific but Qantas owns 46.3%. Fijian Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum came out yesterday and said Qantas since 1998 has exercised effective control over the carrier because “Qantas-appointed board members enjoy supermajority and veto rights”. The Fijian government confirmed it is both false and misleading to
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