Air Vanuatu cancels flights as government considers voluntary administration

By Thomson Reuters May 9, 2024 | 12:47 AM

(Reuters) – Air Vanuatu said on Thursday it had cancelled international flights for the rest of the week, as the Pacific Island nation’s government considered placing its national carrier into voluntary administration.

All of Air Vanuatu’s international flights between Thursday and Sunday are cancelled, and all later flights are under review, the airline said in a statement.

“The Vanuatu Government is now considering placing Air Vanuatu … into voluntary administration,” and Ernst & Young has been appointed to advise the government, the statement said.

(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Jamie Freed)