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Aircalin logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1983
Hubs La Tontouta International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Flying Blue
Fleet size 6
Destinations 11
Company slogan Le voyage aux couleurs du pacifique
Parent company Government of New Caledonia
Headquarters Nouméa, New Caledonia
Key people Bernard Deladrière (President)
Didier Tappero (MD)
Philippe Busson (Second MD)
Aircalin Airbus A330-200 departs Narita International Airport for Nouméa (December 2014)
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 following destinations:

City Country Airport Refs
Auckland New Zealand Auckland Airport
Brisbane Australia Brisbane Airport
Hangzhou China Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (charter)
Melbourne Australia Melbourne Airport
Nadi Fiji Nadi International Airport
Nouméa New Caledonia, France La Tontouta International Airport Hub
Osaka Japan Kansai International Airport
Papeete French Polynesia, France 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:[4]


Current Fleet[edit]

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

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J P 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. ^
  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

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