HISTORY: AIR MELANESIAE was a domestic airline based in Vanuatu. Commenced operations in 1965 as a joint venture between two existing airlines, the British-owned New Hebrides Airways (founded in 1963) and French-owned Societe Neo-Hebridaise de Transports Aeriens, known as Hebridair (founded 1964). In November 1989 the airline was renamed Vanair. In 2004, it merged with Vanuatu's government-owned flag carrier, Air Vanuatu.
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