Oceanic Voyages: Aviation in the Pacific

Date: December 2007
Type: Reports
Series: Pacific Studies


This report presents the results of a detailed analysis of the Pacific aviation market. Regional and international trends influencing the development of Pacific aviation are examined. Strategy and policy options available to island governments to facilitate change are assessed, and recommendations as to appropriate strategies for the oversight and provision of air services on the different types of routes in the Pacific are provided. Policies that will promote and encourage desired outcomes are also recommended. The recommended reforms to island aviation systems are designed to encourage greater efficiency and better pricing structures in air services for Pacific communities, tourism, exports, and imports; to improve conditions for private investment and employment generation; and to contribute to the reduction of poverty.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Pacific Operating Environment
  • Challenges and Responses in Selected Forum Island Countries
  • Moving to a More Sustainable Air Services Structure
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Appendixes