Export in all its forms is the lifeblood of any nation, for us in Fiji it is of growing importance in the area of farm produce, fish, garments etc.
In particular in encouraging utilization of fallow land for cash crops and exports of same, it is essential that the current air cargo facilities are not reduced.
In fact anyone with vision would be planning for a long term increase, and the concerns expressed by the Minister for Agriculture, growers, manufactures and freight companies are understandable.
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum as the Minister responsible for Air Pacific must ensure that the haste of short term action to return the airline to profit, does not result in long term damage to the nation. The question is will he hear the other voices over the fast talking Dave Pflieger?, who as we recall terminated air services to many of Fiji’s outer Islands for a quick cash flow saving.