Aircraft for Charter

Air Taxi, colloquially known as “Air Tanna”, because we fly there virtually every day, is available for domestic and international air charter, aerial photography & videography, domestic and international medical evacuation, maritime aerial survey, aerial search and rescue, air freight, aerial property inspection, skydiving operations and much more.

Over 10 years of operation has seen us grow to become the largest air charter and tour operator in Vanuatu, with bases in the capital Port Vila and on Espiritu Santo.

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Air Taxi Vanuatu

Available for all your air transport needs.

Private Tours

Freight Transport

Medical Evacuation

Coffin Relocation

Search & Rescue

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A range
of aircraft available

We Are Committed To Value

20 Years of Experience in Flying Vanuatu

Air Taxi operates a fleet of single and twin engine aircraft. We have aircraft equipped to fly IFR (Instrument Flight Rules), in adverse weather conditions. All aircraft are maintained to the highest standards by our own, dedicated maintenance facility. Each aircraft type has been specifically selected for its reliability, ruggedness and ability to operate into the many “bush” airstrips of Vanuatu.

For intrepid travellers wanting to get out and truly explore the diverse archipelago of Vanuatu, Air Taxi offers the flexibility and range of aircraft to suit. Call or email Meliana so she can assist you with tailoring the perfect island hopping holiday in paradise. You can also furnish us with your desired itinerary and we will make it happen for you.

We have built our business around the needs of the thousands of happy passengers that have flown with us over many years. Our extremely competitive rates were set from day one with the policy: we will always offer the best value for money air charter deals in Vanuatu.

We service the following domestic destinations:

Aneityum (or Mystery Island)
Aniwa
Craig Cove (West Ambrym)
Dillon’s Bay (West Erromango)
Emae
Futuna
Gaua
Ipota (East Erromango)
Lajmoli (West Espirito Santo)
Lamap (Southeast Malekula)

Lamen Bay (Northwest Epi)
Longana (East Ambae)
Lonorore (Southwest Pentecost)
Maewo
Mota Lava
Norsup (East Malekula)
Paama
Ratua
Redcliff (South Ambae)
Sara (North Pentecost)

Santo (Luganville – Southeast Espirito Santo)
Sola
South West Bay (Southwest Malekula)
Tongoa
Torres
Ulei (East Ambrym)
Valesdir (Southwest Epi)
Walaha (Northwest Ambae)
White Grass (Tanna)

In addition, we offer charter to any regional international destination in the South Pacific, including;

 

New Caledonia
Fiji
Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea
Norfolk Island

If it has an airstrip, we can fly you there.

 

WHY CHARTER?

Vanuatu’s numerous islands mean air travel is the most practical means of getting to most places. The infrequency of scheduled operations to many of Vanuatu’s islands, means air charter can be the most efficient, practical and often most cost effective way of completing a mission.

  • Fly where you want, when you want.
  • The convenience of not having to wait around for a scheduled flight service (sometimes many days).
  • Small passenger numbers means personal attention to each & every customer.
  • No arduous check-in formalities.

WHY CHOOSE AIR TAXI FOR YOUR CHARTER REQUIREMENTS?

  • Strictest safety standards. All our services are operated by extensively trained pilots. Safety and customer comfort is at the forefront of our operation.
  • We have our own dedicated maintenance facility.
  • We have the largest fleet of charter aircraft available to choose from in Vanuatu.
  • We have the ability to cater to large groups. We can move more passengers and/or cargo than any other charter operator in Vanuatu.
  • All our touring aircraft are high-wing, to ensure the best views of the sights below. This is especially important for aerial filming. We can operate with doors removed, for unobstructed aerial photography and videography.
  • Price beat guarantee. If you receive a quote from another operator for a similar charter, we will happily beat it.

Price Beat Guarantee

While we believe we offer the best prices for tours to Tanna Volcano, if you are quoted a better price from another operator for a similar Tour to Tanna, we will happily beat it!

Easy & Quick Booking

Get in touch by phone, email or using our quick-and-easy online enquiry form, and we'll help you get everything organised.

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Alice M
Alice M
2022-12-25
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Easy, reliable access to the Torres Islands, Vanuatu. Ayden made our Christmas Day absolutely wonderful! He is a very diligent and capable pilot. He was responsible for our flight from checking in to leaving. He was so great with the kids and made the trip really fun for all of us. We could not have been happier to share our first family Christmas Day in Torres with him. Customer service at Air Taxi Vanuatu was nambawan. Ayden’s knowledge and respect of melanesian culture enriched our experience. Thankyu tumas Ayden - hopefully you have encouraged two young niVans to become pilots.
Heba
Heba
2022-12-22
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A must do in Vanuatu My sister and I decided to do the overnight tour to Mt Yasur with AirTaxi and we are so grateful we did! If you come to Vanuatu this has to be Number 1 on your list. A scenic flight to Tanna Island, including flying over the volcano. A scenic drive to the volcano through the island in the back of the Ute with locals saying hello to you. A very fun bumpy drive up to the volcano through its ash and valleys. A very fun and thrilling walk upto the volcano's crater and a very beautiful sunset to accompany us with the volcanoes exploding lava. A drive back to the hotel in pitch black darkness (a lot of fun) and a beautiful hotel (whitegrass) with breakfast to wake up in all for $940 AUD. Loved the people who interacted with us and provided their services. From Meliana on the emails, phones and payments. To Josh our pilot, Our local driver to the volcano and back who let me play some reggaeton music as per his genre request and our local guides, Ben (& can't remember the other guy's name) upto the mountain who were super helpful, fun and patient. Also to the lovely local people at the stopover in the mini museum before driving up to the volcano, Thank you.Thank you Air Taxi.
suzannelouisem
suzannelouisem
2022-12-21
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Tanna Overnight We had a wonderful time on the overnight tour to Tanna. Matt is an excellent pilot and a lovely guy. He is very professional and also fun. Meliana was very good with bookings and communication and the transfer team were great as well. My niece and I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks!
Yuki
Yuki
2022-12-19
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Amazing experience I had Such a good time, Ken was kind and polite ! His ability to circle the fiery abyss of the tanna volcano made the whole flight amazing. Fantastic experience Thank you air taxi and pilot Ken will for sure be recommend.
CupOfLava
CupOfLava
2022-12-19
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Smooth Flight, knowledgeable staff We used air taxi to fly Vila to Tanna and were not disappointed! Our pilot Oliver was exceptional in his knowledge of the islands and provided a relaxing and smooth trip with stunning views. Once in a life time experience!
Pierre-Luc C
Pierre-Luc C
2022-12-19
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Smooth Ride We had to organise a last minute trip to the banks and Air Taxi was able to accommodate us without a problem. Olivier flew us from Vila to Gaua, Vanuatu Lava and back in a day with the smoothest landings.
couplex9
couplex9
2022-12-14
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Saved the day Our main reason for visiting Vanuatu was Yasur volcano and we almost missed it after Air Vanuatu cancelled our flights to Tanna twice. Thankfully Air Taxi has this overnight package which includes flying over the volcano and staying 2-3 hours at sunset on the volcano. Everything worked out smoothly as included in their program. They were 8 of us and Oliver the pilot on the plane and had a very smooth flight to and from Tanna on their 10 seater planes. Overall a very good experience with Air Taxi.
Revilo
Revilo
2022-12-13
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Dedication to the industry! I have only ever heard good things about Airtaxi; but from the very first encounter, the friendly Steven was there to check in the whole retinue, promptly weighing and sorting all the luggage. During the wait for the preparation of the flight, he was busy filing the required paperwork, sorting out the weather and organising the logistical airside operations for the plane. In my opinion, I believe Airtaxi would just be another charter company without the dedication and love towards aviation that was shown in my recent and continued encounters.
665Joe
665Joe
2022-12-07
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AMAZING! Saved the day when we were ditched by Air Vanuatu When Air Vanuatu left us stranded at the airport and at risk of missing out on Tanna Island and the Volcano Air Taxi were more than happy to help. They charged a very fair price for 2 seats on a charter plane and offered to store our luggage for free. Josh the Pilot was awesome! He helped us out by arranging us a car to get to the Volcano because the airport was empty on arrival. The flight was directly over the volcano and you could see pools of lava below. Could not recommend this service more.
Melville S
Melville S
2022-12-02
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Amazing We (two couples one from France, other from Italy and I from Australia) had a memorable overnight trip to Mt Yasur, Tanna with AirTaxi. Meliana at AirTaxi, Port Vila was very helpful. Even though we flew out of Port Vila in the rain our pilot Aiden did a great job in keeping us informed and calm all the way (he did not over promise). We were picked up from Tanna airport by the four-wheel drive crew (Richard and his father-in-law) and driven part way up Mt Yasur. The drive was through rough terrain, but the drivers were very skilled. Mt Yasur put on a spectacular display after sunset. Because of cloud cover Aiden was not able to fly over the volcano the evening we arrived in Tanna, but he made up for it on our return trip the following morning. Pilot Aiden is such a professional that we were able peak into the bowels of the bubbling volcano. Thank you, Aiden.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say

Hi Simon, just wanted you to know that our Air Taxi Vanuatu day tour to Tanna Island volcano was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives. I decided on the Mt Yasur Day Tour as I had already booked and paid for our accommodation in Port Vila. I heard the night tour to the volcano however was more spectacular so recommended your Overnight Tour to Yasur Volcano to my daughter as she was due to visit Vanuatu soon after me. Well, talk about an amazing adventure – we haven’t stopped talking about it! So thanks again from all of us for a very special Tanna Volcano experience and please give our regards to all your friendly staff.

Tim, Toni and Angie Black

Sydney, Australia

We had a great trip to see Mount Yasur with AirTaxi. The volcano itself is fantastic as were the people who took us on the adventure. Special thanks to our kiwi pilot Louis who got us there and back safely and smoothly. He was a super friendly guy with a lot of interesting information to share about the area and aviation in general, as well as giving us some insider travel tips. Thanks also to Benjamin our driver and Mari our tour leader at the volcano; they were passionate, tailored the experience to our preferences and generally made the day a lot of fun.

TaniaJ