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 logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
SB ACI AIRCALIN
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 Delqdrière (President)
Didier Tappero (MD)
Jean Guy Lengliné (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 500 employees (at December 2015).[2]

Destinations[edit]

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]

Fleet[edit]

As of January 2016 the Aircalin fleet includes the following aircraft:[1]

Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A320
2
8 138
150
146
158
Airbus A330-200
2
24 242 266
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
2
16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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

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