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Air Vanuatu is an airline based in Vanuatu and is the country's flag carrier.
Air Vanuatu flies to many destinations including Craig Cove, Lamap, Norsup, Paama, South West Bay, Longana, Naone, Redcliffe, Anatom, Aniwa, Auckland, Brisbane, Honiara, Luganville, Nadi, Melbourne, Noumea, Port Vila, Suva and Sydney. Air Vanuatu has codeshare agreements with Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and Qantas.
The airline operates flights to Australia, New Zealand and many points within South Pacific.
Air Vanuatu allows passengers to see the outer islands of Vanuatu with Air Vanauatuc, our flights to /from Santo and Tanna Island are operated by ATR72-500 aircraft. All flights to / from Noumea (New Caledonia) and Fiji are operated by ATR 72-500 aircraft which each have 69 seats.
Air Vanuatu entitles passengers in:
Business Class to 30kg checked luggage and 23kgs, 2 pieces of cabin luggage
Economy Class to 23kgs on International flights and 1 piece of cabin luggage
For passengers originating in Vanuatu, the allowance is 10kg and for passengers travelling to and from Australia, New Zealand using an Air Vanuatu or Qantas International Flights, travelling on ATR-72 operated flights only 23kgs apply.
For passengers travelling from or to Australia or New Zealand, using any other international flight 10kgs applies.
Frequent Flyer Program
Air Vanuatu offers Qantas Frequent Flyers the opportunity to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points on any Air Vanuatu operated service, booked with an Air Vanuatu flight number.
Passengers may also book reward flights on Air Vanuatu; reservations for these must be made directly with Qantas.The Qantas Frequent Flyer offers frequent travellers a range of benefits and the more you fly with Air Vanuatu and other airline partners, the more points you will be able to earn.
21st February 2018
Founder of Air Vanuatu attempts to set up new airline
Four months ago, Bill Ravel, a New Caledonia-based businessman lodged an application to set up a new airline, called Islands, to compete against Air Tahiti. The new company has told Tahiti-infos that it has received no official reply and now wants the court to formalise the apparent rejection. It also said that there was no legal obstacle to be issued a license. Mr Ravel, who founded Air Calin and Air Vanuatu, wants to use Embraer aircraft to fly to the territory's five archipelagos, undercutting Air Tahiti's fares by 15 to 20 percent. He also said the plan was also to fly to the Cook Islands twice a week and to Samoa three times a week. Last year, transport minister Luc Faatau said he feared the new airline would only fly to the most lucrative destinations, such as Bora Bora. He said additional taxes may then have to be levied to sustain unprofitable flights operated by Air Tahiti to many of the 40 smaller islands.
16th June 2017
Air Vanuatu has appointed as the exclusive cargo general sales agent Global Airline Management company ACP Worldwide.
With effect from July 1st 2017, the leading independent airline management organization in the Australia and New Zealand region will provide resources to cover all sales, marketing, reservations, customer service and import functions for the national flag carrier of the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu based in Port Vila.
Air Vanuatu operates an invaluable freight link around the islands of Vanuatu and between: Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Fiji. Air Vanuatu have been managing their own cargo sales representation in the region for the past few years and have high expectations of ACP Worldwide with the aim of enhancing their distribution and sales activity throughout the territory.
18th May 2017
Air Vanuatu has announced the redumption of a codeshare partnership with Qantas on Port Villa flights starting 15th June. Previoud codeshare between the 2 airlines were suspended in January 2016. This was due to concerns from Qantas over the condition of the runway at Port Vila's Bauerfield airport.
Air Vanuatu currently operates services from Sydney to Port Vila 4 x Weekly using B737-800 aircraft. The airline offers an additional service via Brisbane Internaitonal 3 x Weekly.
Air Vanatu announced it had signed a code share agremeent with Air Niugini
Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu have successfully implemented a code share agreement, which will see both carriers enjoying increased traffic between the two nations and beyond. Air Niugini will be operating Boeing 737 aircraft for this service. It operates twice weekly, every Tuesday and Thursday to Port Vila via Honiara, and returns the next day (Wednesday and Friday). In a codeshare agreement, both airlines participate in selling seats on an aircraft, one as an operating carrier and the other sells as the marketing carrier.
Under this arrangement, Air Niugini is the operating carrier and Air Vanuatu as the marketing carrier is now able to place its “NF” code on all Air Niugini flights operating between Port Moresby and Port Vila, Vanuatu. This includes the intermediate sector between Honiara, Solomon Islands and Port Vila. The codeshare agreement also allows passengers in both markets to make seamless connections and to have a wider choice through fares and tickets than currently available.
South Pacific carrier Air Vanuatu has begun operations with the ATR 72-600 twin turboprop
The airline already has two earlier-generation ATR 72-500s on strength and has operated the type since 2004.
The new aircraft, in a 70-seat configuration, will operate both domestic services in the Vanuatu archipelago 1,750km/945nm east of Australia, as well as to other islands in the region including Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. The carrier said the aircraft’s 120-minute ETOPS certification substantially increased its operational versatility among the region’s widely spaced territories.
Solomon Airlines went into a codeshare agreement with Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu to provide operation linking all three destinations
The new service will operate from Port Moresby to Honiara on Fridays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ex-Honiara the codeshare service will operate from Honiara to Port Moresby on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The codeshare also extends to a weekly Honiara-Port Vila-Honiara service into Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, operating ex-Honiara on Tuesdays and returning to Honiara on Wednesdays.
Air Vanuatu said it has resumed its codeshare arrangement with Qantas, but only for flights between Brisbane and Santo
The codeshare was suspended in January after Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia suspended services to Port Vila over the condition of the airport runway there. Air Vanuatu continued to operate flights, but the Australian airline suspended its codeshare arrangement.
Air Vanuatu said the Qantas codeshare will resume for weekly flights to Santo immediately, and it is working to revive the codeshare for Port Vila, the main international gateway, soon.
Air Vanuatu took delivery of an additional Twin Otter aircraft to join its domestic fleet
The aircraft will be on long-term lease from Capstone Aviation PTE Ltd.
Santo Port Villa
Melbourne Port Vila
Noumea Port Vila
Boeing 737–800 YJ-AV1
Bauerfield International Airport
Bauerfield International Airport is an airport located in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The airport serves as the hub for Vanuatu's flag carrier airline, Air Vanuatu. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Aircalin, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines. The airport has one runaway.
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Well-managed and with a developing reputation for service, the National carrier of Papua New Guinea, Air Niugini has announced that its Fokker 100 fleet will be used on a new route from its base in the capital, Port Moresby to Port Vila on the Island nation of Vanuatu, via Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands from June 2015.
Air Vanuatu, the national carrier of Vanuatu, has taken delivery of a new 68 seater ATR 72-500 aircraft valued at $20.
Air Vanuatu has announced the resumption of nonstop flights between the Australian city of Melbourne to Port Vila commencing June 24th 2010.
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