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

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Air Melanesiae   

Renamed 1965 - 1989

^ 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.

^ Genealogy : Air Melanesiæ >Vanair >>Air Vanuatu

Air Taxi Vanuatu  added

Active 2014* - date

^ Comments : Air Taxi Vanuatu is Vanuatu’s largest private air charter tour operator

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Air Tropicana   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Air Vanuatu   

Active 1981 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Air Melanesiæ >Vanair >>Air Vanuatu

Dovair   

Inactive 1987* - 1990

^ Comments : Dovair was founded in 1987

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Unity Airlines   

Active 2003* - date

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Vanair   

Renamed 1989 - 2004

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Air Melanesiæ >Vanair >>Air Vanuatu

Vanuatu Airways   

Not started (2011)

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