Air Vanuatu will be operating an outbound repatriation flight tomorrow (Thursday) to return 20 French nationals to France, connecting via Noumea with Aircalin. The national airline announced in a statement that it will be operating this second repatriation flight in conjunction with the French Embassy in Port Vila.
“This is a very positive outcome for Air Vanuatu, as we handle two outbound repatriation flights in July alone,” said Air Vanuatu Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Joseph Laloyer.
“Air Vanuatu has been updating its safe airport and in-flight protocols to ensure our crew, passengers and aircraft are COVID-19 free.
“We are continuously collaborating with the Vanuatu Public Health authorities, IATA and other relevant Government agencies to ensure our health measures are fully compliant and ready when the borders reopen,” said Air Vanuatu General Manager Airports, Wotlolan Lobu.
The current State of Emergency (SOE) does not allow any inbound repatriation until first of August 2020, therefore no passengers will be uplifted on the return flight.
The next cargo flight to Noumea is scheduled for Friday, 7th of August 2020.