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This article is about Aircalin, the international airline of New Caledonia. For the domestic airline, see Air Calédonie.
Aircalin logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1983
Hubs La Tontouta International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Flying Blue
Alliance Air France, Air New Zealand, Qantas
Fleet size 6
Destinations 11
Parent company Government of New Caledonia
Headquarters Nouméa, New Caledonia
Key people Bernard Deladrière (President)
Didier Tappero (MD)
Philippe Busson (Second MD)
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]


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 500 employees (at December 2015).[2]


Aircalin serves the below destinations (at June 2014)

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

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Aircalin has codeshare agreements with the following airlines (as of April 2015):[4]


The Aircalin fleet includes the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[5]

Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A320
8 138
Airbus A330-200
24 242 266
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter


  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. ^ Aircalin Partners
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 22. 

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