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Fiji Airways names Ben Ryan as brand ambassador

Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan has teamed up with Fiji Airways, becoming the national airline’s official brand ambassador.   A Fiji Airways statement said Ryan will work alongside the airline on a series of initiatives to raise the profile of the airline and its association with Fiji Rugby. The charismatic Englishman arrived in Fiji […]

Peni Shute

January 25, 2016 12:06 pm

Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan has teamed up with Fiji Airways, becoming the national airline’s official brand ambassador.  

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Fiji Airways welcomes Ben Ryan aboard as its newest ambassador. PHOTO: FILE

A Fiji Airways statement said Ryan will work alongside the airline on a series of initiatives to raise the profile of the airline and its association with Fiji Rugby.

The charismatic Englishman arrived in Fiji in 2013 to coach the Vodafone Fiji 7s team and quickly became one of Fiji’s most popular sporting personalities after coaching his team to success at the 2014-2015 HSBC Sevens World Series.

Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen said Ryan’s achievements are outstanding.

As one of the world’s leading Sevens rugby coaches, Ben has the respect and admiration of rugby fans everywhere, especially here at home.  His achievements on and off the field with the Fiji team are outstanding. Moreover, the values he shares with his team are similar to our own. He is a brilliant fit with our organisation.

Ryan said he’s happy to join Fiji Airways as an ambassador, in a country which is now his home away from home.

I’m honoured, really. My line of work means travelling everywhere and my trips begin, and end, with Fiji Airways. It’s a wonderful airline, and one that is extremely important to the Fijian people. I am looking forward to working with the team at Fiji Airways particularly on all their projects that involve the community.

Ryan had already featured in a promotional video for the airline released in May 2015 titled “Seven Tips on How to Fly Like a Fijian” after Fiji won the 2014-2015 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

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