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Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Air Vanuatu Orders Four Airbus A220s

Air Vanuatu has signed a firm order with Airbus for four A220s - two A220-100s and two A220-300s.

Air Vanuatu’s first ever order with Airbus makes it the launch customer of the A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series) in the Pacific region.

Based at Bauerfield International Airport in the capital Port Vila, Air Vanuatu operates flights to 26 domestic airports and internationally to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and New Caledonia. It began services in 1987, and has played a vital role in establishing Vanuatu as a tourist and investment destination. Currently the airline operates a Boeing 737 and ATR 72 fleet.

Air Vanuatu has signed a firm order with Airbus for four A220s - two A220-100s and two A220-300s. Air Vanuatu’s first ever order with Airbus makes it the launch customer of the A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series) in the Pacific region. Click to enlarge.

Air Vanuatu Chief Executive Officer Derek Nice said, “We are proud to be the launch airline in the South Pacific of the best-in- class Airbus A220. These aircraft will be deployed to operate on our current domestic and international routes, including our newly announced non-stop Melbourne-Vanuatu service, and will bolster plans to expand our network in the South Pacific.”

The A220 is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines.

“By ordering the A220, Air Vanuatu is making a significant investment in advanced technology and superior passenger comfort, while demonstrating its respect for fuel efficiency and the environment. Air Vanuatu’s decision to place the Airbus A220 at the centre of its expansion plans will surely keep it one step ahead of the competition,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

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