Most were Papua New Guineans married to Vanuatu and who now reside in Port Vila.
Helen Franklin and her husband Luke were some of those to welcome the flight.
They are Missionaries and have been serving in Port Vila for a while now.
Mrs Franklin could not hold back her tears in an interview with PNG Loop.
She said as soon as the plane touched down, she was so excited because it brought the presence of PNG closer to them.
She thanked Air Niugini for allowing such partnership between the people of Vanuata and PNG.