Fiji Airways interested in reviving Port Vila, Tanna and Santo flights

Vanuatu deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Matai Seremaiah, has announced that Fiji Airways is interested in connecting Port Vila to Tanna and Port Vila to Santo flights via an ATR, ensuring

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Air Vanuatu to lose 170 staff as liquidators try to save embattled airline

Nearly 200 people have lost their jobs as liquidators restructure Air Vanuatu to reduce the embattled airline’s operating costs.  Approximately 170 staff members have been made redundant as liquidators try to

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Solomon Airlines to start scheduled services between Vanuatu and NZ

Solomon Airlines has confirmed the airline will commence direct flights between Port Vila and Auckland from 27 May, using Solomon Airlines aircraft to continue air services linking Vanuatu and New Zealand. Solomon

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Liquidators say a ‘clearly’ broke Air Vanuatu owes at least $99m

Air Vanuatu administrators say the airline was “clearly not in a position to meet its financial commitments” well before it collapsed earlier this month, and is more than $99 million (US$66 million) short of being

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Air Vanuatu: Ernst & Young appointed voluntary liquidators, Fiji Airways boosts capacity to Vanuatu

Ernst & Young Australia have been appointed as Voluntary Liquidators of Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited. This follows the airline’s cancellation of around 20 flights to and from New Zealand, Australia and

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Air Vanuatu grounds flights after reportedly going into administration, Board dissolved

Air Vanuatu has cancelled or adjusted some 20 flights to and from New Zealand, Australia and Nouméa after reportedly being placed into administration. Cancelled flights include services from Port Vila to Auckland on

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Air Niugini to suspend weekly Palau flights

Air Niugini has advised customers that the airline’s weekly services from Brisbane to Palau via Port Moresby will be suspended, effective 01 May 2024. This service commenced in February 2023 supported by the

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Niue’s twice weekly flights have resumed

The twice weekly flights to Niue resumed last week on Monday, 01 April.  Niue Tourism Advisor, Hayden Porter says they double their capacity numbers with the increased flights and is the highest they have seen in the

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China Southern Airlines to increase flights to PNG

China Southern Airlines is considering the possibility of increasing the number of its flights to PNG.  Last December, the Chinese airline company landed for the first time in PNG opening a direct route between

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PNG fuel supplier Puma granted relief from court order

Puma Energy would now be able to make its own decision on fuel supply to the national airliner, Air Niugini. This follows a National Court order by Justice John Carey at the Waigani National Court Tuesday which releases

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Nauru Airlines upgrades its fleet

Nauru Airlines has upgraded its fleet with a new 189-seat passenger aircraft. The blessing of the aircraft took place last week at the airline’s hangar in Brisbane, conducted by Rev David Deluckner, who is also a

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Singapore signs air services pact with Samoa

Singapore and Samoa have signed an Air Services Agreement (ASA). The agreement was signed by Chee Hong Tat, Singapore Minister for Transport and Olo Fiti Afoa Vaai, Samoa Minister for Works.  The ASA, which amounts to

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