Air Vanuatu's expert safety advisor has spoken out against political interference in the company, saying it is ruining the airline.
The Minister of Public Utilities, Harry Iauko, has set up a commission of inquiry into the airline, after the board fired the CEO, Joseph Laloyer.
The safety advisor, Bert Milne, says he believes the commission is a deliberate act to allow Mr Iauko to bring in his political cronies to run the company.
Mr Milne says when he investigated and found no reason for a commission
Mr Milne says immediately after Peter Forgarty's appointment as the airline's acting CEO, Mr Forgarty wrote him a threatening letter ordering him to leave the country on the next plane.