Government funding

Air Vanuatu receives funding boost from Govt

The Minister of Finance, Johnny Koanapo, presented a motion seeking the approval of the parliament for a guarantee for the airline, and it was unanimously approved.

Parliament was told the national carrier had its ATR72 aircraft still grounded in Australia and a Twin Otter in the same situation at Bauerfield.

RNZ Pacific reports the airline also had outstanding debt for landing fees in Sydney.

Koanapo said the guarantee would also help Air Vanuatu pay the outstanding cost of the lease for its 737-800 and a second ATR.