Air Vanuatu goes bust leaving travellers stranded


Air Vanuatu has cancelled all its international flights until Sunday leaving Australian passengers stranded, as the Vanuatu government considers putting the airline into voluntary administration.

“The international firm Ernst & Young has been appointed to assist the Vanuatu government in reviewing available options and put forward recommendations to the Vanuatu government,” the airline said in a statement.

The Vanuatu Tourism Office said apologised for the impact on passengers.

“We are conscious of the impact this situation has on travellers, ticket holders and the industry and on behalf of the Vanuatu tourism industry extend our apologies to anyone affected,” the office said in a statement.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advised those affected to contact the airline, travel agent or insurance company about rescheduling flights.