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Vanuatu Flights

International and domestic flights in Vanuatu

The only way to reach Vanuatu islands is via international and domestic flights. All international flights come to Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila, which is the gateway to Vanuatu.

Located nearby is also Port Vila's domestic airport, which offers flights to some of Vanuatu islands. These are used for popular island hopping tours and other domestic charter flights.

International airlines

Australia's Qantas airliner
Operating jointly with Air Vanuatu, Australia's Qantas offers regular flights to Vanuatu

There are several international airlines offering flights to Vanuatu:

Air Vanuatu– The local international airline, operating jointly with Qantas from Australia, provides return flights in and out of Port Vila, via Australia, New Zealand, Noumea, Fiji and Solomon Islands.

Air Pacific– The Fijian international airline provides return flights in and out of Port Vila, via Fiji onward to Australia, New Zealand, Tongatapu, Tahiti, Honiara, USA and Canada.

Aircalin– The New Caledonian international airline provides return flights in and out of Port Vila via Noumea onward to France, and Japan.

Pacific Blue– the Virgin international airline provides return flights in and out of Port Vila via Australia and New Zealand.

Domestic airlines

The domestic airlines and charters offer the following services:

Vanair– Vanuatu's domestic airline flies to 29 destinations on 18 islands throughout the island archipelago, from the northern most islands to those in the far south. In Seprember 2004 it merged with Air Vanuatu, which now also operates domestically.

Unity Airlines– established in 2003 by Tony Dreamer, an Australian living in Vanuatu since 1973, offers scenic flights throughout Vanuatu. It's been now operating for 12 years and classes itself as Vanuatu's premier volcao tour operator. It uses twin engine planes.

Bauerfield International Airport

Bauerfield International Airport in Port Vila
A view from a taxiing plane of Port Vila's international airport building, at Bauerfield International Airport

Port Vila Bauerfield International Airport is the main gateway to Vanuatu. The airport’s international terminal building was constructed 12 years ago with the assistance from the Government of Japan.

In 2003 the airport started undergoing renovations, which lasted 3 years. The works were completed in July 2005. Over 17 million Euros have been invested in upgrading of the aviation infrastructure. These funds were made available in a mixed package of aid grants and soft loans from Australia, the EU, France, New Zealand, the UK and the Vanuatu Government.

The Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL) has won the international recognition through Airports Council International (ACI) for communications, coming equal fourth with Taiwan in a recent competition between the 1,500 airports which are members of ACI.

The Vanuatu Government’s Council of Ministers has also approved the arrangements for construction of a new international terminal building at Pekoa Airport in Luganville, on Santo island, with the financial assistance from France.

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