Air Vanuatu has reported a 15% increase in international travelers on its network in December 2018, compared to the previous year.
Air Vanuatu Marketing & Communication Manager, Paul Pio, says this is an indication that Vanuatu’s destination marketing campaigns to appeal to our overseas travelers in Australia and New-Zealand are paying off.
“We have worked tirelessly with the Vanuatu Tourism Office and the industry as a whole to continue pushing Vanuatu as the preferred holiday destination in the South Pacific, and 2019 is promising,” he said.
“Sydney remains our largest port of departure for international passengers with daily flights to/from Vanuatu during the peak season. Brisbane and Auckland also show positive response with four flights a week, including two services a week between Espiritu-Santo and Brisbane.
“New-Caledonia is a fast growing market to Vanuatu and we are confident it will continue to be so.”
The domestic market demand remains steady with Tanna and Santo being the busiest routes, serviced by our ATR72 and occasionally our Boeing 737-800 to Santo based on the commercial demand.
Mr Pio said that the holiday period was also an opportunity for the airline to make some awareness about the new domestic check-in policy of providing a valid photo ID. The new policy will come into effect as of the 1st of February 2019 and will include adults, children and infants.
He mentioned that Air Vanuatu will deploy its flight schedule towards the end of the holiday period and added the team is mobilized to provide everyone a safe and enjoyable travel experience.