Air Vanuatu launches Melbourne-Port Vila route

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Air Vanuatu has launched a new direct three-weekly route between Melbourne, Australia and Port Vila – the airline’s hub on the Pacific island.

Commencing 17 June 2019, the new flight will be the only direct service between the two cities, expanding the airline’s offering in Australia and providing greater access to Vanuatu.

Air Vanuatu’s managing Director and chief executive officer, Derek Nice said: “The launch of this new route will be particularly exciting for people living in Melbourne who have already discovered the wonders of Vanuatu and can’t wait to come back.

“They can travel non-stop, on conveniently timed flights, giving them more time in our island paradise.

“Subject to regulatory approval, we are also pleased to add code-sharing with Qantas on the new services between Melbourne and Port-Vila from 17 June 2019.”

Air Vanuatu is also increasing flights to and from Auckland, New Zealand from three to six services a week.