Air Vanuatu is the National Airline of Vanuatu based in the Capital city of Port Vila and this year celebrated is 30th anniversary having been established in 1981. As well as operating many inter-island domestic flights this growing, imaginative carrier also have an increasing number of international routes within its network. With a mission to connect the nation's widespread communities with each other and to help bring in tourists to these wonderful islands, Air Vanuatu is a stylish way to get to, from and between the 83 islands that make up this colourful nation.
Air Vanuatu Flights
Air Vanuatu operates both international and domestic scheduled services from its home base at the national capital, Port Vila.
Internationally it operates regular services to Auckland, Brisbane, Auckland, Nouméa and Sydney.
Domestic destinations include Anatom, Aniwa, Craig Cove, Dillon’s Bay, Emaé, Futuna, Gaua, Ipota, Lamap, Lamen Bay, Longana, Lonorore, Luganville, Maewo, Mota Lava, Norsup, Olpoi, Paama, Port Vila, Redcliffe, Sara, Sola, South West Bay, Tanna, Tongoa, Torres, Ulei, Valesdir, Walaha.
Air Vanuatu today operates a new next generation Boeing 737-800 on its international services to and from Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu. On domestic flights passengers can enjoy flying on one of three new Y-12 aircraft or an ATR - 72 regional aircraft, all of which offer a high levels of comfort. The ATR-72 carries up to 69 passengers and operates to the Islands of Espiritu Santo and Tanna Island plus some regional South West Pacific destinations.
Air Vanuatu Flights to Port Vila
The republic of Vanuatu has less people than Iceland but has 113 recorded different languages. An hour’s flight from Port Vila is Vanuatu’s largest island, Espiritu Santu that is a diving mecca because of the world famous wreck, the SS President Coolidge. This 22,000-ton luxury liner converted to troop ship sank fully laden during the war, just a few metres off the beach. This is a truly magic place and Air Vanuatu is a truly magic way to arrive !
Air Vanuatu operates four aircraft fleet consisting of 1 Boeing 737-300, 1 ATR 42-300 and 2 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters.
Between Vanuatu and Australia, Air Vanuatu operates a two class service with Business class passengers enjoying upgraded meals and free champagne throughout the flight.
Highlights of a stay in Vanuatu include spell binding natural sights including rugged coastlines and rolling verdant countryside, fast flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls, isolated sandy bays and bluer than blue lagoons.
The island of Tanna is best known as the home to one of Vanuatu's most popular tourist attractions, the Mount Yasur volcano where you can walk right to the rim of this fiery volcano. Considered one of the world's most accessible volcanos, Mt Yasur is just a one hour drive from Tanna's White Grass Airport, served by Air Vanuatu,followed by a short 10 minute walk to the crater rim.
Air Vanuatu is now available on the Alternative Airlines price and availability display with instant flight confirmation and ticketing. Air Vanuatu's route network is growing monthly so please check on-line for the latest flight, availability and competitive prices. Vanuatu, as a destination, is one of the must-see countries of the world and was ranked sixth on the Lonely Planet's list of the Top Ten Countries 2011 in the annual publication titled Best in Travel 2011.
Air Vanuatu now provides convenient, cost effective air travel to all parts of this amazing country.
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