Air Vanuatu: Espiritu Santo Pekoa Airport to become major domestic hub

    Air Vanuatu announced (28-Jan-2020) plans to build a “major” domestic hub at Espiritu Santo Pekoa Airport and introduce an enhanced domestic network providing better connectivity for the northern and central islands of Vanuatu, within Torba, Penama and Malampa Provinces, effective Apr-2020. The carrier plans to create an engineering base for the servicing of one Twin Otter to be permanently stationed at Espiritu Santo Pekoa Airport to facilitate same day connections between multiple islands, as well as service larger aircraft. Air Vanuatu also plans to open a new crew base in Santo, with pilots stationed on the island. Air Vanuatu will also develop Whitegrass Airport as a hub for small aircraft services to and from other southern ports.