David Pflieger serves as the CEO of Hawaii Island Air, an airline that provides service between the islands of Hawaii. Dave Pflieger’s aviation career began in the U.S. Air Force where he flew as a B-52 and C-130 pilot before he became an attorney with the prestigious law firm of King & Spalding and later worked as the chief operations attorney for Delta Air Lines. After helping launch Virgin America as one of its founding officers, Dave Pflieger was recruited to be the CEO of Air Pacific Ltd., Fiji‘s national carrier, which he re-fleeted and rebranded to “Fiji Airways” and while in Fiji, Dave led and oversaw the rebranding and revitalization of the country’s national tourism office.
Fiji places great emphasis on tourism, making it a top vacation destination. Visitors to Fiji can enjoy a host of outdoor adventure activities, including boating, cave and helicopter tours, and parasailing. Plenty of hiking opportunities exist: Dawasamu’s Tova Peak hike in the District of Dawasamu, Tailevu, is one. Locations such as Beqa Lagoon Reef offer snorkeling opportunities through fishing charters and cruises.
Fiji’s wildlife park is located at Kula Eco Park, offering visitors the opportunity to see native animals such as the endangered Fijian iguana.