The new Boeing 737-800 for Air Vanuatu touched Bauerfield International this morning amid the suspension of Air New Zealand, Quantas and Virgin Australia due to the condition of the runway. The new aircraft landed safely in front of the the president of republic, Father Baldwin Lonsdale, care taker prime minister, Sato Kilman, diplomatic corps and the representative of private sector.
Chief Executive Officer of Air Vanuatu, Joseph Laloyer said the new Boeing is freshly build with new equipment and new interior entertainment.
Mr Laloyer said that it will starts its service to Auckland on the 3rd February in the morning to Auckland. He said their main routes will be Sidney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.
Mr Laloyer said with the problem of runway, the new Boeing arrived this morning with engineers to make sure that they operate safely. He said following the suspension of Air New Zealand, Quantas and Virgin Australia to Vanuatu, they looking at mounting more services to Vanuatu to meet the capacity of those airlines