After the suspension of flights to Port Vila’s international airport, following poor runway conditions due to damage from Tropical Cyclone Pam last year, the required runway repairs are set to be finalised in early April. Vanuatu Tourism has confirmed that emergency repairs of Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport will be completed by April 6, 2016.
The repairs will resolve the issues that caused Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia to suspend their flights to Bauerfield International Airport in mid-January this year. Virgin Australia has advised that the airline is now taking bookings to Port Vila from April 2, 2016. Air New Zealand is still to announce when it will recommence services to Vanuatu.
After the emergency repairs are finalised, another assessment of the runway will be conducted and each airline will confirm when it will reinstate its services to Port Vila.
Air Vanuatu, Fiji Airways, AirCalin and Solomon Airways continue to fly in and out of Port Vila’s international airport as normal during this time after conducting their own independent assessments.
For further information, check with your travel consultant.