By Nahrain John @karryontravel17 Mar 2017The money keeps rolling in over at the Fiji Airways Group and it’s staff members are set to reap the rewards, AGAIN! Fiji Airways, Fiji Link and Pacific Call Communications made a pre-tax profit total of F$84.5 million (AU$53.3 million) for the year ending 31 December, up 20.5 percent on the prior 12 months. According to the Group, revenue reached around F$825.3 million and was achieved by carrying total of 1.4 million passengers throughout the year (up from 1.3 million). Managing Director and Chief Executive, Andre Viljoen, attributed the “fantastic” results to staff who respond “strongly to the challenges we faced”, including increased competition and disruptions from February’s Tropical Cyclone Winston. Viljoen continued, saying staff would be rewarded with bonuses (again) this year, with non-management staff at Fiji Airways and Fiji Link receiving F$4,000 each; and managers receiving no less than $9,000 each. This is in addition to bonuses of up to $1,200 per year that non-management staff of Fiji Airways and Fiji Link already stand to earn for achievement of key objectives. Looking ahead, Viljoen expects 2017 to be another successful year, mostly due to “ambitious goals” the carrier has set over the next 10 months, including the introduction of a new sales team to meet new goals in Singapore, the launch of direct flights to Adelaide and extending the San Francisco-Nadi service to year-round. Additionally, Fiji Airways is aiming to attain a 4-Star Skytrax rating in 2018 and looking for new way to add value to Fijian tourism and the Fijian economy. “2017 will be another busy year as we’ve set bigger, even more ambitious goals for ourselves.” Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director & CEO Have you flown with Fiji Airways? Share your experience with us below. Other stories you may like Bula with a twist – Fiji holidays are evolving Travel Agents spotted cruising in Croatia & lazing around in Cancun Fiji Agent Roadshows: Let the happiness (and prizes) find you!