Bill Ravel expected to establish Islands

    New Caledonia based businessman Bill Ravel is reportedly expected to lodge an application to establish an airline called Islands, with lodgement expected in the week commencing 11-Sep-2017 (Radio 1, 13-Sep-2017). Mr Ravel, who founded Air Calin and Air Vanuatu, is reportedly planning to obtain two Embraer 175 aircraft on lease and operate to the territory’s five archipelagos. He said the carrier would likely offer fares 15% to 20% lower than Air Tahiti. Other investors are said to be joining his latest venture, although details were not disclosed.