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Air Vanuatu cancels flights leaving Australians stranded overseas
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Hundreds of Australians are stranded at a popular island destination after multiple flights were cancelled.
At least 26 Air Vanuatu flights to Australia and New Zealand have been either cancelled or rescheduled since Friday.
Passenger Eva Wiland said she was meant to fly out at 7am on Sunday, but the flight was cancelled the day before with very little detail.
Hundreds of Australians are stranded at a popular island destination after multiple flights were cancelled
At least 26 Air Vanuatu flights to Australia and New Zealand have been either cancelled or rescheduled since Friday
‘We were told not to go to the airport. Not to try to get another flight at the airport because its closed,’ she told Today on Monday.
‘We have no information.’
Flights from Port Vila to Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne have all been impacted, with the first flight expected to depart the island on Tuesday.
The airline issued a statement to their website on Sunday advising passengers that an engineering issue was the cause of the mass flight cancellations.
‘Air Vanuatu wishes to inform guests that due to an ongoing engineering requirement on our aircraft a number of our services are being impacted over the coming days,’ the statement said.
They have advised passengers to keep checking their website for updates.