Air Vanuatu is banking on a swift return for tourism to the picturesque Pacific nation, with flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to Port Vila all scheduled to resume from July 1.
As if that wasn’t enough to put you into an island state of mind, the rebounded flights coincide with Vanuatu’s reopening to fully-vaccinated travellers – quarantine free.
Up to four hours flight from Australia’s east coast, Vanuatu is a lush archipelago comprised of 83 beautiful islands, with hidden beaches, pristine ‘blue pools’, and intriguing culture a few of its many drawcards.
Schedules will initially see the Vanuatuan national carrier zipping between Sydney and capital Port Vila five times weekly, three per week from Brisbane, and once from Melbourne.
- Sydney-Port Vila will depart Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
- Brisbane-Port Vila will jet off every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday
- Melbourne-Port Vila will operate each Thursday
The airline will roll out its Boeing 737-800s on all routes, with the nimble aircraft equipped with free wireless streaming entertainment for all passengers. Business class passengers can also look forward to a premium four-course meal.
Air Vanuatu Chief Executive Officer Atu Finau says guests can look forward to a warm welcome signature Melanesian charm onboard, with the border reopening marking a major milestone.
“It will be great to see Australian travellers return to Vanuatu,” says Mr Finau. “The reopening of Vanuatu to international leisure travellers from 1 July is a major milestone we have been looking forward to.”