Vanuatu finalises contract for Port Vila Bauerfield Airport runway and apron rehabilitation project

    Vanuatu Government finalised a contract with the China Civil Engineering Construction and Northwest Civil Aviation Airport Construction Company JV for rehabilitation of Port Vila Bauerfield Airport runway, apron and related infrastructure works (Radio NZ/Fiji Times, 13/15-May-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, the contract is worth USD47.7 million and works are expected to complete within 340 days. The upgrade will allow Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to resume full international services following suspension in Jun-2016 citing unsafe runway conditions.