The cheapest times to fly from VAI to POM are

  • July 16th to January 14th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from VAI to POM is late September. Prices can be as high as $868 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $581 for Saturday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Port Moresby

Flying from Vanimo (VAI) to Port Moresby (POM) will usually cost between $593 to $868 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $599. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $860. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $262 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $798 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VAI to POM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the VAI to POM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

VAI to POM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VAI to POM flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Vanimo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.8, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $27 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $743. Return trip prices are from the POM to VAI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from VAI to POM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 6 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from VAI to POM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Niugini, PNG Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Port Moresby International Airport to Vanimo Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 618 miles or 995 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from VAI to POM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VAI to POM flight is about 2 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Vanimo and Port Moresby?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from VAI to POM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VAI
Origination airport name Vanimo Airport
City Vanimo
Country Papua New Guinea
Latitude -2.7
Longitude 141.3

Return Airport

Destination code POM
Destination airport name Port Moresby International Airport
City Port Moresby
Country Papua New Guinea
Latitude -9.4
Longitude 147.2


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