Air Vanuatu to launch Port Vila-Melbourne nonstop service in mid Jun-2019

    Air Vanuatu announced (30-Jan-2019) plans to launch three times weekly Port Vila-Melbourne nonstop service, effective 17-Jun-2019. The carrier will codeshare with Qantas on the route, pending regulatory approval. “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”, Air Vanuatu MD and CEO Derek Nice said. Port Vila-Melbourne will be the only nonstop service between Melbourne and Vanuatu since Air Vanuatu ended seasonal service in 2015, according to OAG.