Commencing 17 June 2019, the new route will be the only direct connection between Melbourne and Vanuatu

Air Vanuatu, Vanuatu’s national carrier, has announced the launch of a new non-stop service between Melbourne, Australia and Port Vila commencing on 17 June 2019.

The new flight will be the only direct service between the two cities, expanding the airline’s offering in Australia and providing greater access to Vanuatu.

With tickets now available to book, Air Vanuatu will operate three direct flights per week from Melbourne with onward connections to 28 destinations across Vanuatu including Santo and Tanna.

Air Vanuatu will be codesharing with Qantas on the new services between Melbourne and Port-Vila from 17 June 2019.

When operations commence, Air Vanuatu flight NF7 will depart Melbourne (MEL) at 07.00 (local time) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays arriving in Port Vila at 12.30 (local time), with a flight time of just over 4 hours. The return flight NF8 will depart Port Vila at 16.15 (local time) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Melbourne at 20:15 (local time).

Air Vanuatu is also increasing flights to and from Auckland, New Zealand from three to six services a week. Linking Auckland to Port-Vila on Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during peak season, these additional services will provide more flexibility for New Zealanders and increase connecting flight options for long-haul travellers.

Special Fares for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Nadi
To celebrate the launch of this new and expanded service, Air Vanuatu is offering a special fare of AUD$649/pp or 45,000vt/pp return between Melbourne and Port Vila for travel between 17 June through to 31 December 2019. Blackout dates apply.

NZD$556 return between Auckland and Port Vila when booking until 28 February 2019 for travel between 01 April and 16 June 2019.

Promotional fares are also currently available for sale between Port Vila and Sydney, Brisbane, Noumea and Nadi until 08 February 2019.

For information or for bookings please visit www.airvanuatu.com or call +678 20200