Air Vanuatu has become an Airbus customer with the purchase of four A220s. The order, split equally between the 116-seat -100 and larger -300 variants, makes it the type launch customer in the Pacific region. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2020. Derek Nice, the airline’s CEO, said, “These aircraft will be deployed to operate on our current domestic and international routes, including our newly announced non-stop Melbourne-Vanuatu service, and will bolster plans to expand our network in the South Pacific.” The airline, founded in 1987, currently uses two