Aircalin

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This article is about Aircalin, the international airline of New Caledonia. For the domestic airline, see Air Calédonie.
Aircalin
Aircalin English Logo.jpg
IATA
SB
ICAO
ACI
Callsign
AIRCALIN
Founded 1983
Hubs La Tontouta International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Flying Blue
Alliance Air France, Air New Zealand, Qantas
Fleet size 3
Destinations 11
Parent company Caisse d'Epargne Group
Headquarters Nouméa, New Caledonia
Key people Charles Lavoix (President)
Jean-Michel Masson (MD)
Didier Tappero (Second MD)
Website www.aircalin.com
Aircalin's Airbus A320 at Sydney Airport. (2004)

Société Aircalin, also known as Air Calédonie International, is a French airline and is the international airline of New Caledonia. It also operates domestic services in Wallis and Futuna.[1] Including Wallis and Futuna, it operates scheduled services to twelve destinations in Oceania and Asia, including Japan. Its main base is La Tontouta International Airport.[2] It is headquartered in Nouméa.[3]

History[edit]

Aircalin Airbus A320-200 at Sydney Airport in 2012

The Aircalin company commenced operations in 1983.[1]

The airline is owned by Caisse d'Epargne Group (72%), Agence pour la Desserte aerienne de Nouvelle Caledonie (27%) and others, including staff (1%). It has 390 employees (at March 2007).[2]

Destinations[edit]

Aircalin serves the below destinations (at December 2013):[4]

Hub
Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Refs
Auckland  New Zealand AKL NZAA Auckland Airport
Brisbane  Australia BNE YBBN Brisbane Airport
Melbourne  Australia MEL YMML Melbourne Airport
Nadi  Fiji NAN NFFN Nadi International Airport
Nouméa  New Caledonia France NOU NWWW La Tontouta International Airport
Osaka  Japan KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport
Papeete  French Polynesia France PPT NTAA Faa'a International Airport
Port Vila  Vanuatu VLI NVVV Bauerfield International Airport
Sydney  Australia SYD YSSY Sydney Airport
Tokyo  Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport
Wallis  Wallis and Futuna WLS NLLW Hihifo Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Aircalin has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[5]

Fleet[edit]

Aircalin Airbus A330-200 during take off at Auckland Airport in 2012

As of December 2013 the Aircalin fleet includes the following aircraft:[1][6]

Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A320-200
1
8 138 146 1 aircraft on order will be lease by ILFC
Airbus A330-200
2
24 242 266

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Aircalin fleet." Aircalin. Retrieved on 8 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Aircalin. Retrieved on 2 October 2009. "47, rue de Sébastopol BP 3736 98846 NOUMEA CEDEX"
  4. ^ "Route Map." Aircalin. Retrieved on 8 December 2013
  5. ^ Aircalin Partners
  6. ^ French civil aircraft register, using "Noumea La Tontouta" and "Wallis Hihifo" as the Port d'attache search parameter. Searches conducted 8 December 2013

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