Air Vanuatu


Air Vanuatu

Infobox Airline
airline = Air Vanuatu



logo_size = 300
fleet_size = 6
destinations = 34
IATA = NF
ICAO = AVN
callsign = AIR VAN
parent =
company_slogan =
founded = 1981
headquarters = Port Vila, Vanuatu
key_people =
hubs = Bauerfield International Airport
secondary_hubs =
focus_cities = Sydney Airport
Brisbane Airport
Auckland Airport
Nadi International Airport
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = http://www.airvanuatu.com/

Air Vanuatu is an airline based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. It is the national airline operating to Australia, New Zealand and points in the South Pacific. Its main base is Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, with hubs at Brisbane Airport and Santo-Pekoa International Airport, Vanuatu.Flight International 27 March 2007]

History

The airline was originally formed as New Hebrides Airways and changed its name in 1981 to Air Vanuatu, after independence from the UK and France in 1980. It has been fully owned by the Government of Vanuatu since December 1987. Vanair was acquired by Air Vanuatu in September 2004. At one point, the airline used Boeing 727 jets.

Air Vanuatu has just celebrated 20 years of serving Vanuatu (December 2007). Air Vanuatu now operates a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on its International routes.

Destinations

Domestic

Air Vanuatu operates 28 domestic routes throughout the country.cite web
url = http://engage.co.nz/Organizations/AirVanuatu/Assets/Files/Air_Vanuatu_Domestic_Fares_Matrix.pdf
title = Air Vanuatu Domestic Fares Matrix
accessdate = 2008-02-26
author =
]


=Malampa=

* Craig Cove (Craig Cove Airport)
* Lamap (Malekoula Island Airport)
* Norsup (Norsup Airport)
* Paama (Paama Airport)
* South West Bay (South West Bay Airport)
* Ulei (Ulei Airport)


=Penama=

* Longana (Longana Airport)
* Maewo (Maewo-Naone Airport)
* Redcliffe (Redcliffe Airport)
* Sarah (Sara Airport)
* Walaha (Walaha Airport)


=Sanma=

* Lonorore (Lonorore Airport)
* Luganville (Santo-Pekoa International Airport)


=Shefa=

* Émaé (Siwo Airport)
* Lamen Bay (Lamen Bay Airport)
* Port Vila (Bauerfield International Airport)
* Tongoa (Tongoa Airport)
* Valesdir (Valesdir Airport)


=Tafea=

* Anatom (Anatom Airport)
* Aniwa (Aniwa Airport)
* Dillon’s Bay (Dillon’s Bay Airport)
* Futuna Island (Futuna Airport)
* Ipota (Ipota Airport)
* Tanna (White Grass Airport)


=Torba=

* Gaua (Gaua Airport)
* Mota Lava (Mota Lava Airport)
* Sola (Vanua Lava Island Airport)
* Torres Islands (Torres Airport)

International

Air Vanuatu operates 6 international routes to Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands.cite web
url = http://www.airvanuatu.com/IntTripPlanning_RouteMap.aspx
title = Air Vanuatu
accessdate = 2008-02-26
author =
]

Australia

* Brisbane (Brisbane Airport)
* Melbourne (Melbourne Airport)
* Sydney (Sydney Airport)

New Caledonia

* Nouméa (La Tontouta International Airport)

New Zealand

* Auckland (Auckland Airport)

Solomon Islands

* Honiara (Honiara International Airport)

Codeshare

* Air Pacific [http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2008/March/03-19-08.htm]

Fleet

The Air Vanuatu fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 19 September 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=NF&al_op=1] :

*1 ATR 42-300
*2 Britten-Norman BN2A Islander
*1 Boeing 737-800
*2 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

References

External links

* [http://www.airvanuatu.com/ Air Vanuatu]


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