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Air Vanuatu goes into liquidation, hundreds of passengers stranded | Aviation Information

Air Vanuatu goes into liquidation, hundreds of passengers stranded | Aviation Information


Consultants overseeing course of say they hope to get the airline’s 4 planes again within the skies as quickly as attainable.

Air Vanuatu, the nationwide provider of the Pacific Islands nation of Vanuatu, has gone into liquidation a day after it cancelled all flights leaving hundreds of travellers stranded.

Greater than 20 flights to and from the Australian cities of Sydney and Brisbane, in addition to the New Zealand metropolis of Auckland have been cancelled, with the airline blaming “prolonged upkeep necessities” on their plane.

EY, the worldwide consultants appointed by the federal government to supervise the liquidation, assured travellers stranded in Vanuatu that it hoped to get the corporate’s small fleet of planes again within the sky as quickly as attainable.

They stated they have been working with the airline’s administration to renew regular operations after conducting security and upkeep checks, however couldn’t present a date for when that could be.

Air Vanuatu operates 4 planes between the nation’s islands, which rely closely on tourism, and to Australia, New Zealand and different South Pacific island nations.

EY stated its appointment adopted a difficult interval for the worldwide aviation business, together with labour shortages, in addition to rising working prices and disruption from excessive climate. Tourism accounts for a few third of the nation’s economic system, in response to the Australia Pacific Islands Enterprise Council.

The outlook for the airline is optimistic, regardless of pressures on the broader business, and Air Vanuatu is a “strategically very important nationwide provider”, EY stated in an announcement.

The primary assembly of collectors might be scheduled shortly, whereas the present administration staff will stay in place, it added.

Australian provider Qantas Airways stated it was supporting its codeshare passengers who have been booked on Air Vanuatu flights, whereas the Vanuatu Tourism Workplace stated discussions have been beneath approach with Virgin Australia and Fiji Airways about flying stranded passengers to their locations.

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