Vanuatu is set to become the ninth Pacific Island destination for Air New Zealand.
From August, the airline is to enter into a bi-lateral code share agreement with Air Vanuatu.
Under the agreement, Air New Zealand will join the three services per week operated by Air Vanuatu between Auckland and Port Vila.
Then from late October, Air New Zealand will operate a service one day a week and Air Vanuatu will operate two services per week.
Air New Zealand will continue to retain its code on the two Air Vanuatu services.