The Acting Chief Executive Officer of Air Vanuatu, Joseph Laloyer, has suggested that one way forward for Air Vanuatu in future is privatization.
He said: “I think the way forward for Air Vanuatu is looking for more forms of equity, participation or privatization that at least we keep the airline going,” he told 96 BuzzFM’s Vanuatu Nighly News host Kizzy Kalsakau.
“Keeping the domestic (service) away from the international is another one and I think the way forward is to consider some form of privatization of the airline because I think that’s the way forward.”
Laloyer believed the Government, who are owners of the airline, has other areas of responsibility to look after education, health and infrastructure, “and the airline is an area that they are really thinking of the option of equity or privatization”.
Joseph Laloyer has now been in the acting capacity for over a year and attempts to employ a CEO is still continuing with seemingly unsuccessful attempts so far between the shareholders and the board of directors to agree on a candidate to fill the position.