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Vanuatu is an independent republic consisting of more than 80 islands in the south-western Pacific Ocean, located about 5600 km (about 3500 mi) southwest of Hawaii and about 2400 km (about 1500 mi) northeast of Australia. From the late 19th century until independence in 1980, Vanuatu (then called the New Hebrides) was governed jointly by France and Britain. The capital and largest city is Port-Vila, located on the island of Éfaté.

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11Jul2017

Air Taxi Vanuatu is Vanuatu’s largest private air charter tour operator [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Melanesiae   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1965 - 1989
Airline Code : X4 : ZHI
Genealogy : Air Melanesiæ >Vanair >>Air Vanuatu
Comments : Vanair commenced operations as Air Melanesiæ in 1965 as a joint venture between two existing airlines, the British-owned New Hebrides Airways (founded in 1963) and French-owned Société Néo-Hébridaise de Transports Aériens, known as Hebridair (founded 1964}. On 29Nov1989 the airline was renamed Vanair. In 2004, it merged with Vanuatu's government-owned flag carrier, Air Vanuatu.

Air Taxi Vanuatu  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Taxi Vanuatu is Vanuatu’s largest private air charter tour operator

Air Tropicana   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Vanuatu   

Status : Active

Dates :

1981 - date
Airline Code : NF : AVN
Genealogy : Air Melanesiæ >Vanair >>Air Vanuatu
Comments : Vanair commenced operations as Air Melanesiæ in 1965 as a joint venture between two existing airlines, the British-owned New Hebrides Airways (founded in 1963) and French-owned Société Néo-Hébridaise de Transports Aériens, known as Hebridair (founded 1964}. On 29Nov1989 the airline was renamed Vanair. In 2004, it merged with Vanuatu's government-owned flag carrier, Air Vanuatu. Air Vanuatu was established in early 1981 & first flight was 05Sep1981

Dovair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Dovair was founded in 1987

Unity Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Vanair   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 2004
Airline Code : X4 : ZHI
Genealogy : Air Melanesiæ >Vanair >>Air Vanuatu
Comments : Vanair commenced operations as Air Melanesiæ in 1965 as a joint venture between two existing airlines, the British-owned New Hebrides Airways (founded in 1963) and French-owned Société Néo-Hébridaise de Transports Aériens, known as Hebridair (founded 1964}. On 29Nov1989 the airline was renamed Vanair. In 2004, it merged with Vanuatu's government-owned flag carrier, Air Vanuatu

Vanuatu Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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