Air Vanuatu Catering Relocation


07 June 2019

Air Vanuatu today announced a number of changes to its international in flight catering services that will provide more options for passengers and increase environmental sustainability, while reducing operating costs.

The airline is launching a new range of Business Class and Economy Class meals, offering passengers a greater selection, including more dietary preferences. The airline is also transitioning to fully biodegradable cutlery in another step toward its goal to be a leader in environmental sustainability. At the same time, Air Vanuatu is relocating to a new and more efficient catering center just a kilometer from Port Vila's Bauerfield International Airport.

 "We expect to reduce our catering costs by 25% while increasing passenger satisfaction," said Air Vanuatu’s CEO Derek Nice. "With the move to our new catering facility we will also be reducing staff, with ten fewer positions. We are doing all we can to reduce the impact on our staff, including redundancy packages and alternative roles within the airline."

The airline will be sourcing semi-prepared main course meals from the largest Australian kitchens of global airline catering supplier Dnata, which supplies similar meals to many well-known international carriers. The airline will also continue to source local Vanuatu products, including fresh fruit and vegetables, famous Aelan chocolate and Tanna coffee, and Vanuatu spring water. 

"We are eager to showcase Vanuatu products whenever we can," said Nice.

Passengers can expect to see Air Vanuatu's new inflight service everywhere on the network by the end of July.

 

Media Enquiries

Paul Pio
Manager Marketing & Communications
+678 712011  (Vanuatu)
ppio@airvanuatu.vu