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Airport Overview

Bauerfield International Airport is the largest airport in Vanuatu.

 

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Vanuatu

Province or District

Port Vila, Efate, Shefa Province.

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Port Vila

Airport’s Complete Name

Bauerfield International

Latitude

-17.69917

Longitude

168.3197

Elevation (ft and m)

22m

IATA Code

VLI

ICAO Code

NVVV

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Airports Vanuatu Limited

Management Contact Person

Kevin Abel

General Manager Operations | AVL Head Office

Airports Vanuatu Limited| Bauerfield International Airport

PO Box 131, Port Vila, Vanuatu, SW Pacific

EXT: 125 | Tel (+678) 25111 | Mobile: (+678) 5547402

gmops@airports.vu | www.airports.vu

Open From (hours)

First scheduled flight of the day

Open To (hours)

Last scheduled flight of the day.

Airport Picture

 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: Website of Azfreight on Bauerfield International Airport

Contact details for Airport Companies can be found at:

4.5 Vanuatu Airport Company Contact List

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Bauerfield and Pekoa International Airports accommodate more than 190,000 international passengers and over 106,000 domestic passengers annually.

Freight volume has increased with the commencement of Air Cargo Carriers in 2009 resulting in over 1,100 tons of freight annually.

There are seven airlines operating scheduled flights and connecting Vanuatu to five countries within the South West Pacific region.

  • Air Vanuatu
  • Virgin Australia
  • Air New Zealand
  • Solomon Airlines
  • Fiji Airways
  • Air New Guinea
  • Air Calin

Runway

The runway is in need of resurfacing. A project is underway, funded by the World Bank, to increase the strength of the runway surface, and make larger turning nodes and parking space.

Runway

Runway Dimensions

2,600 m x 45 m

Orientation

Heading 11/29

Surface

Paved


Bauerfield airport can currently handle aircraft 737 to 767 aircraft, and has parking space for one aircraft only. 

The surface strength will be upgraded to accommodate wide body jets.  Bigger turning nodes will be developed and the apron increased to park three aircraft. This will enable direct flights from Asian aircraft of 787, and airbus 350 capacity.

Helicopter Pad

Helipad

Present

Yes

Largest Helicopter that can Land

Any

Width and Length (m)

N/A

Surface

Paved

 

One helipad parking spot at each airport shared with fixed wing parking space. There will be three parking spaces in Port Vila after the upgrade.

There is ample grass space on the opposite side of the runway for helipad landings if required.

Airport Infrastructure Details

 

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

N/A

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

N/A

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

No

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

  


Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

Boeing 767, or C17 with weight restrictions

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

 

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

Space for one aircraft only but will be increased to three by end of 2018.

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

1000 m2

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (mt)

N/A

Max Height

(m)

N/A

Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

 

See the Vanuatu Aviation cover page for information on fees and charges.

Customs Guidance

Customs and Biosecurity offices are located in the airport precinct area, along with a Biosecurity treatment area.

For more information on customs in Vanuatu, please see the following link: 

1.3 Customs Information here

Storage Facilities

Warehouse 1,000 m²: Bonded Warehouse, Heated Storage, Air-Conditioned Storage, Refrigerated Storage, Deep Freeze Storage, Mortuary, Animal Quarantine, Livestock Handling, Dangerous Goods, Radioactive Goods, Large or Heavy Cargo, Express Courier Centre.

During TC Pam a large 32 x10m MSU was constructed in the carport area. DHL, the cargo logistics handler at the airport, was contracted to manage this temporary warehouse. This was quite successful and should be considered for future large- scale disasters.

Fuel Services

Fuel services are not readily available for unscheduled flights. It is important for disaster response aircraft to order fuel supplies several days in advance in Vanuatu.

 

Price per 200 Litre drum

Jet A-1

40,070vt/ 200L

Avgas

48,455vt/ 200L

AVL provides storage for airlines to put in fuel drums. 44 gallon drums of AVGAS, JET A1.

Prior arrangement must be made with the fuel company to order fuel. PPC has reserves for AV only.

Request must be made in advance for any other aircraft at the airport. e.g. C17 must make a request a week in advance of fuel needs

Security

Security issues are low in Vanuatu. The security at the airport is good and includes fenced areas and security guards.