Air Vanuatu Explains New Fare Structure

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Air Vanuatu has announced a review of their international and domestic fare structures is currently underway.

Several adjustments are planned and come after consultation with industry, codeshare partners, and passengers. Key elements of the review include considering the introduction of advanced purchase discounts and business fares for domestic travel.

“Air Vanuatu provides services to all the provinces of Vanuatu and has for many years subsidised unprofitable routes to ensure the people of the outer islands are not disadvantaged,” chief executive officer Joseph Laloyer said.

“Operating flights to ports where there are often no-shows comes at a huge cost to the airline. This is part of the reason we have reviewed the terms and conditions of our fares as well as ensuring we remain competitive in the market place.

The first phase of the review looked at child fares.

“We found Air Vanuatu is one of the few airlines to still offer large discounts to children aged 2-11. Virgin never has and Qantas discounts 25% of the adult fare on selected child tickets.

“As such, from 01 March, Air Vanuatu’s new child fares receive a 25% discount off the adult fare. This brings us inline with Qantas, Air New Zealand, and many other carriers.”

Furthermore, the development of code-share arrangements with other airlines requires Air Vanuatu to apply the same rules and standards to be in line with the common practices applied throughout the airline industry.

Air Vanuatu’s sales and marketing department will continue to review fares and will announce sales fares for both domestic and international travel throughout the year.

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