A team of Australian aviation experts is due to arrive in Port Vila this afternoon to come up with a plan to rescue the troubled national airline Air Vanuatu.
A source from the airline said the team has come in following a request for a rapid assessment from Prime Minister, Ishmael Kalsakau.
There are two phases of this assessment, which could take up to 45 days.
In his first address to the nation after his win in last year's snap election, Mr Kalsakau said the airline was in a mess, accusing it of bad management and corrupt practices. He then replaced the board.
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