Plans to Upgrade Airport to Welcome Tourists in Bigger jets

Plans to Upgrade Airport to Welcome Tourists in Bigger jets

With the Airport Services now resumed at Vanuatu’s Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila, plans are now proceeding increase it’s accessibility by improving the present services.  With the new services, the Port Vila’s Bauerfield Airport will be able to accommodate Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The upgrade of the airport was estimated to cost nearly $30 million by the World bank but airport experts reportedly told the government that the present 2600-metre long runway is adequate to serve the requirement for even larger jets. It only needs a little modification with an additional requirement of 40mm bitumen.

With this relatively inexpensive upgrade, Vanuatu Tourism moves up one step. By this time next year, the work is expected to be complete.  It is hoped this will be irresistible to air operators from China and the long-awaited direct flights can commence.


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