Air Vanuatu maintains support to WWII Museum

Air Vanuatu Commercial Manager Jeffrey Murdoch (l) and Alma Wensi, War Museum Project Manager (r)

The national carrier, Air Vanuatu, has signed up for a second year of supporting the South Pacific World War II Museum in Luganville, Espiritu Santo.

Air Vanuatu was the first local private business to partner up with the Museum’s Navara Fund in 2018.

The Navara Fund lets local and overseas businesses and individuals directly support the museum’s fundraising effort, and project manager Alma Wensi says it’s wonderful to have a leading Vanuatu company showing its backing.

“We’ve been able to support our fundraising efforts thanks to Air Vanuatu, including helping build understanding about our project with local people. It is also a vote of confidence from a tourism leader in our goal of becoming a significant tourism attraction for Vanuatu and Espiritu Santo,” Alma Wensi expressed.

Jeffrey Murdoch, Air Vanuatu’s General Manager Commercial, says the airline is focused on growing and bringing additional visitors into Vanuatu.

“This Museum project is ambitious for the future of our tourism, and our national prosperity, and as such we are proud to help its progress,” says Murdoch.

Alma Wensi says there are five Navara Fund members, and there are about to be further announcements.

“We’re delighted that the Fund is growing as more companies want to be associated with the excitement of our project. The Navara Fund is a way they can be in on the ground floor, and look to partner further with us when the Museum is built.”

“We also work with our partner. In Air Vanuatu’s case, there’s a six -minute informational video currently available on- Air Vanuatu’s Boeing 737-800 inflight entertainment.

More than 2000 international and 3000 local people have visited the project’s mini museum in Luganville in its first full year.

“As the first carrier of choice for entry into Vanuatu, we are very grateful to Air Vanuatu for showcasing and spreading the message. The Museum gives the travelers another reason to keep coming back and to visit our islands,” Alma Wensi, commented.

“If you are interested in becoming a Navara Fund member, please contact Alma Wensi at,” Alma Wensi, says as he makes the offer.

The South Pacific World War II Museum project office and mini-museum is open weekdays 8am to 5pm in Unity Park, Luganville. They can be contacted by phone, on 37000 .

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