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Air Vanuatu founder to launch new airline in French Polynesia

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Bill Ravel, the founder of Air Vanuatu, planning to launch a new domestic airline in French Polynesia.

Tahiti media said New Caledonia-based businessman Bill Ravel was expected to lodge an application this week to set up an airline called Islands, reports RNZ.

Mr Ravel, who founded Air Calin and Air Vanuatu, is reportedly planning to get two Embraer aircrafts and fly to the territory’s five archipelagos.

Ravel said he is going to undercut Air Tahiti’s fares by 15 to 20 percent.

Other investors are said to be joining his latest venture, but he has declined to name them.