Second ATR-72 arrives

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Air Vanuatu this week took delivery of its second ATR72-500 turboprop, with the 68-seat plane welcomed with a water cannon salute on arrival in Port Vila. Chief executive officer Joseph Laloyer said the new ATR would provide NF with extra capacity on domestic and regional routes. The new aircraft (right), named 'Betty Emma', took three days to hop from Kuala Lumpur to Port Vila, via Bali, Darwin and Cairns. Betty Emma, a local from the island of Tanna, was the first woman from the then known New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) to ever fly.

Pictures of 'Betty Emma' arriving in Vanuatu - click here