Runway Repairs to be Completed Today
Quote from Government Press release over the weekend
Vanuatu's government says emergency repair works at the country's international airport should be finished by today.
In January, Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia announced they were suspending flights to the country over safety concerns about the runway at Port Vila's Bauerfield Airport.
The airlines' announcement saw the country's new government scramble to re-negotiate a World Bank loan to carry out emergency repairs in time for peak tourist season.
Three months later, the government says New Zealand contractor Fulton Hogan has finished repairing most of the asphalt, and minor crack sealing and line markings would be done over the weekend.
Fulton Hogan's national airports manager, Jim Parsons, said the team had worked tirelessly to ensure the work was completed as quickly as possible.
We now look forward to engaging with our airline partners to resume services to Vanuatu as soon as possible. Already Virgin Australia have opened bookings from 23rd May 2016 onward and Air Vanuatu have last week announced new schedules to operate from 1st June which will see 6 flights weekly from Sydney, 3 flights weekly from Brisbane and Auckland which is all great news for our guests looking to escape to Vanuatu during the miserably cold winters in Australia and New Zealand.
To add more good news we have Iririki Island Resort set to reopen in the first week of May and The Holiday Inn Vanuatu to reopen on 1st June .
Our new website is up an running and we are ready and waiting to book you and your family in for your next short break to Vanuatu
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