This article is about Aircalin, the international airline of New Caledonia. For the domestic airline, see Air Calédonie.
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
AucklandNew ZealandAuckland Airport
BrisbaneAustraliaBrisbane Airport
MelbourneAustraliaMelbourne Airport
NadiFijiNadi International Airport
NouméaNew CaledoniaLa Tontouta International Airport[Hub]
OsakaJapanKansai International Airport
PapeeteFrench PolynesiaFaa'a International Airport
Port VilaVanuatuBauerfield International Airport
SydneyAustraliaSydney Airport
TokyoJapanNarita International Airport
WallisWallis and FutunaHihifo Airport

Codeshare agreements

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


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

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A320-200 2 8 138
Airbus A320neo 2[6] TBA
Airbus A330-200 2 24 242 266
Airbus A330-900neo 2 TBA
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 2 16
Total 6 4


  1. 1 2 "Aircalin fleet." Aircalin. Retrieved on 29 January 2016.
  2. 1 2 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 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 22.

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