Connecting our Wings

Connecting our Wings

[VIDEO] Mr. Martin Gauss, the CEO of airBaltic was in Port-Vila in September to share his experience as the launch operator of the Airbus A220 in the world. Mr Derek Nice, CEO of Air Vanuatu: "It's going to create a lot of opportunities for people here in Vanuatu" Read more [...]
I made a $1.5 billion mistake in quoting infrastructure development in the South Pacific (Full Article)

I made a $1.5 billion mistake in quoting infrastructure development in the South Pacific (Full Article)

Richard Butler |  19th December 2018... I incorrectly reported last week the Australian Government announced at APEC Papau New Guinea was going to provide $1.5 billion for infrastructure into the South Pacific. It is now $3 billion between the Islands of the South Pacific. A substantial amount of money pouring in for infrastructure, roadworks, airfields, hospitals, schools and humanitarian projects which will provide employment. This answers many dreams for the local political leaders in Pacific Read more [...]
Chinese travel brands soaring to new heights

Chinese travel brands soaring to new heights

Richard Butler | Orange business | 10 Sept 2018 The rise of Chinese travel, both domestic and outbound, has been facilitated in large part by the large number of Chinese airlines. Naturally, the value and reach of these airline brands is growing, at least according the latest Brand Finance ranking of the world's top 50most valuable airline brands in 2018. Overall, Chinese airlines took eight spots on the list and three in the top ten. The most valuable Chinese airline brand was China Southern. Read more [...]
Vanuatu Total visitor arrivals rose by 23 percent over the previous month and 35 percent over the year

Vanuatu Total visitor arrivals rose by 23 percent over the previous month and 35 percent over the year

Richard Butler | Reserve Bank Of Vanuatu | April 6th 2018 Real sector developments Vanuatu received 54,549 total visitors in January 2017. Total visitor arrivals rose by 23 percent over the previous month and 35 percent over the year. Of the total, 10,130 visitors arrived by air and 44,419 visitors arrived by cruise-ships. Air arrivals rose by 13 percent over the same month of last year and cruise-ship visitors rose by 41 percent. The majority (80 percent) of air arrivals, holiday visitors, Read more [...]
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