Hundreds of tourists stranded as Air Vanuatu cancels flights

Hundreds of tourists have been stranded after Air Vanuatu cancelled a week’s worth of flights right as school holidays kicked off in New Zealand and Australia. The airline’s only Boeing 737 aircraft – which

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Air Vanuatu’s new fleet of eight airplanes

Air Vanuatu’s new fleet will consist of two Boeing aircraft, two additional ATR aircraft, and four Twin Otter planes, to service the country both internationally and domestically.  Prime Minister Ishmael

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Air Vanuatu to sue former Chairman and CEO

Air Vanuatu is currently taking steps to sue its former Chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD), Sam Firi, and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Atu Finau, for their outstanding VT8 million (US$ 68,844) debts to

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Air Vanuatu is ‘a mess’: Prime Minister Kalsakau

Vanuatu Prime Minister Ishmael Kalsakau has labelled the current status of Air Vanuatu as a ‘mess’. He made the remarks in his maiden speech as PM, during the appointment of the new Ministers at the

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Air Vanuatu confirms interim plan with lessor to safeguard 737

The national airline Air Vanuatu has confirmed that its Boeing 737 is at risk of repossession by its lessor. Air Vanuatu owed USD$8 million lease payments to American Leasing Company (ALC), which is approximately VT897

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Air Vanuatu YJ-AV12 twin-otter repossessed

Air Vanuatu’s YJ-AV12 twin-otter has been redelivered to Hevilift, a Papua New Guinea based Aviation Service Business which owns the aircraft, last week. A reliable source confirmed the aircraft was repossessed

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Opinion: Pacific aviation is struggling to take off after the pandemic – how can the ‘blue continent’ stay connected?

With Samoa fully reopening its borders on August 1, another Pacific country moved tentatively forwards after two years of border closures and little or no international tourism. But opening up is not as simple as

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Air Vanuatu to resolve schedule within two months

With its plans to recruit more ni-Vanuatu pilots, the national flag carrier’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Atu Finau, says the current situation of amended schedules on reduced flights is expected to be resolved

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Air Vanuatu to focus on domestic fleet expansion

Vanuatu’s national carrier Air Vanuatu has decided to cancel its order for Airbus A220s and instead plans to add more regional turboprop aircraft.  “Air Vanuatu will not be proceeding with its order for

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