Air Vanuatu is gearing up for a big year with increased frequencies from Brisbane and the launch of the A220 months away. Cocktails on the beach to celebrate?
From 8 July 2020, Air Vanuatu will operate four weekly services between Brisbane and Port Vila, Vanuatu with one direct service to Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.
The new Wednesday service will depart Brisbane at 18:20, arriving in Port Vila at 22:10. The return service will depart Port Vila at 15:10, arriving in Brisbane at 17:20.
Jim Parashos, Executive General Manager Aviation Development & Partnerships at Brisbane Airport Corporation, said Brisbane Airport is proud to strengthen its partnership with Air Vanuatu.
“With the expansion of flights between Brisbane and Port Vila, one of the Pacific’s best and nearest destinations, we hope to see many more Queenslanders ‘answer the call’ of Vanuatu.”
Jim Parashos, Executive General Manager Aviation Development & Partnerships at Brisbane Airport Corporation
Air Vanuatu’s Airbus A220-300
When flights commence on Air Vanuatu’s Airbus A220 in July 2020, Air Vanuatu will become the first airline in the South Pacific region to fly the aircraft.
Brisbane will also be the first destination in Australia to have service by Air Vanuatu’s latest generation A220 aircraft, which will arrive in Brisbane for the launch on 6 July 2020.
The A220 is the most advanced airliner in its class, featuring new manufacturing technologies, reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions, lower operating costs and a more comfortable passenger cabin.
The July launch of the A220-300 series aircraft will be followed by the A220-100 aircraft in November 2020.
“This year is set to be one of the most important years in Air Vanuatu’s history,”
Derek Nice, Air Vanuatu Chief Executive Officer.
“We’re excited for our passengers to experience the A220’s spacious cabin, wide seats, large windows, and generous overhead bin space as they travel to the beautiful islands of Vanuatu.”
Air Vanuatu flight attendants are currently training in Switzerland, while maintenance engineers train in Canada and Germany, and pilots train in Canada. Meanwhile, airports in both Vanuatu and Australia are preparing for the launch of the A220 services.
Air Vanuatu has a range of excellent fares from Brisbane to Port Vila and Espiritu Santo, with current special fares starting from $459 return in Economy Class.
These fares are on sale until 20 March 2020 for travel until 31 March 2020.
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