18/10/2021

” It is hoped the twin otter will be based in Santo to service the northern islands, resulting in better schedules and a tourism boost to those islands.”

Air Vanuatu received delivery of a new addition to its domestic aircraft fleet today.

The Twin Otter aircraft arrived into Port Vila to a fire salute from Air Vanuatu Limited’s ARFFS crew.

Chief executive officer Joseph Laloyer had earlier announced that the aircraft will be on long-term lease from Capstone Aviation PTE Ltd.

The new aircraft is registered as YJ-AV12.

“The Twin Otter will be a welcomed addition to our domestic fleet and we plan to lease or purchase more of these aircraft before the end of the year,” Mr. Laloyer said.

“They are known as the workhorse of the regional market, particularly popular in the Pacific and other island nations,” he said.

It is hoped the twin otter will be based in Santo to service the northern islands, resulting in better schedules and a tourism boost to those islands.

Photo by AVL