Air Vanuatu is set to resume flights from Port Vila to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney on 1 July as the South Pacific nation reopens its border to international travellers.

The carrier will operate Boeing 737 aircraft to Australia, which includes five non-stop flights per week to Sydney, three per week to Brisbane and one per week to Melbourne.

Air Vanuatu Chief Executive Officer, Atu Finau, said the border opening with no quarantine from July 1 is welcome news for the national carrier.

“The reopening of Vanuatu to international leisure travellers from 1 July is a major milestone we have been looking forward to and it will be great to see Australian travellers return to Vanuatu,” he said.

“Flying with Air Vanuatu means passengers enjoy a warm Vanuatu welcome from the moment passengers step onboard and we are delighted to recommence our services from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne from July.”

Air Vanuatu flights feature onboard WiFi streaming entertainment to personal smart devices and complimentary inflight service including meals and bar service.

“Australian travellers have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of when they can travel to Vanuatu quarantine free and we are very pleased to confirm that from 1 July this will be possible,” said Air Vanuatu Manager Commercial, Australia, Paul Forbes.

“We expect to see strong demand from Australian travellers, not only those with flight credits, wanting an overseas holiday close to home and Vanuatu offers exactly what people are looking for in a holiday in 2022.”

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management