Air Vanuatu is the flag carrier and only airline of the nation of Vanuatu. Based at Bauerfield International Airport in Port Vila, the airline operates to New Zealand, Australia and several other Pacific Island nations. The airline operates Boeing 737 aircraft to New Zealand, and smaller ATR or Chinese Harbin aircraft on domestic routes.
Name: Air Vanuatu
Hub: Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila
Rewards Program: Qantas Frequent Flyer
NZ Routes: Auckland directly to Port Vila
Partners: Strong cooperation with Qantas, and codeshares with Air New Zealand.
Classes of Travel: Business and Economy.
Meals: All meals and drinks (including alcohol) are included. Special meals available.
Entertainment: No seatback screens. Entertainment is offered free via an app which must be downloaded prior to flying.
Luggage Allowance: One piece of checked luggage up to 23 kilograms and one piece of carry on up to 7 kilograms included on all Economy fares. Increased allowances apply for higher classes (see below).
Seat Selection: Your House of Travel consultant can assign seats on most flights for no extra charge.
*Please note all the above info is for flights to and from New Zealand and Australia only.
- Air Vanuatu use Qantas’ frequent flyer program which also enables you to take advantage of offers with Jetstar around New Zealand.
New Zealand: Auckland to Port Vila.
Business Class: When flying business class you have larger, comfier seats, an extended meal service with French Champagne, and extra luggage allowance of one checked piece up to 30 kilograms and two carry on pieces up to 7 kilograms each..
Bauerfield International Airport: Handling on a handful of international flights daily, the airport in Port Vila is small. Unfortunately there has been little invested in the airport recently, so the terminal is looking dated and in bad need of a renovation. That being said, it’s usually quick enough to get through immigration so you shouldn’t need to be hanging around too long. The airport does not have air conditioning, and there's no shops open for late evening/early morning flights. Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia have all recently suspended flights due to the poor condition of the runway, but repairs are expected to be completed soon.