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Aircalin logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsLa Tontouta International Airport
Frequent-flyer programFlying Blue
Fleet size6
Company sloganLe voyage aux couleurs du pacifique
Parent companyGovernment of New Caledonia
HeadquartersNouméa, New Caledonia, France
Key peopleBernard Deladrière (President)
Didier Tappero (MD)
Philippe Busson (Second MD)

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]


Aircalin 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 500 employees (at December 2015).[2]


Aircalin serves the following destinations:

Country City Airport Refs
Australia Brisbane Brisbane Airport
Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport
China Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Charter
Fiji Nadi Nadi International Airport
French Polynesia, France Papeete Faa'a International Airport
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
New Caledonia, France Nouméa La Tontouta International Airport Hub
New Zealand Auckland Auckland Airport
Vanuatu Port Vila Bauerfield International Airport
Wallis and Futuna, France Wallis Hihifo Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Aircalin has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[4]


Aircalin Airbus A330-200 departs Narita International Airport for Nouméa (April 2018)
Aircalin's Airbus A320 at Sydney Airport (2004)

Current Fleet[edit]

The Aircalin fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[5]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y+ Y Total
Airbus A320-200 2 8 138 146
150 158
Airbus A320neo 2[6] TBA 168 Deliveries from 2020[7]
Airbus A330-200 2 24 242 266
Airbus A330-900neo 2 26 21 244 291 Deliveries from 2019
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 2 16 16
Total 6 4

Former Fleet[edit]

Aircalin previously operated the following aircraft:

Air Caledonie International operated the following aircraft:[8]


  1. ^ a b "Aircalin fleet." Aircalin. Retrieved on 29 January 2016.
  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. ^ "Profile on Aircalin". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 22.
  6. ^ "Aircalin orders two A330neo and two A320neo aircraft".
  7. ^, QBKL, (2018-02-06). "Aircalin and SWISS choose the PW1100G to power their A320neo". Airliner Watch. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  8. ^, photos of Air Caledonie International Caravelle aircraft

External links[edit]

Media related to Aircalin at Wikimedia Commons