History

DISCOVER THE KEY DATES IN THE HISTORY OF AIRCALIN

Created in 1983, Aircalin did not stop crossing stages of its development at the service of New Caledonia and New Caledonians.

 

1983-1988 : First steps 

 

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 Decembre, 3rd 1983 : First Melbourne-Nouméa flight with 173 passengers

 

1984 : Acquisition of 1st aircraft, the Caravelle « Marina »

 

1987 : Start of twin-otter flights between Wallis and Futuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989-1999 : Regional developpement 

 

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1988 : Boeing B737-300 operations

 

1993 : Wallis and Papeete join the network, the company’s 10th anniversary

 

1996 : Aircalin becomes member of IATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 to today : Long haul flights

 

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2000 : Inauguration of the 1st Nouméa-Osaka flight by Airbus A310

 

2002 : Delivery of 2 Airbus A330-200

 

2003 : Aircalin celebrates 20th anniversary and operates 5 flights to Tokyo per week in partnership with Air France

 

2004 : Delivery of 1 Airbus A320 for regional routes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2007 : Awarded IOSA certification

 

2010 : Launch of the « Make our clients smile! » programme

 

2011 : Installation of the Safety Management System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 : Delivery of new cabins: IFE, seats, uniforms…

 

2013 : The company celebrates its 30th anniversary and launches a new business plan

 

2014 : Opening of the Melbourne line, delivery of a second Airbus A320, the fleet receives its new livery

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

Today, thanks to the continued development of partnerships with other airlines and the optimisation of our flight programme, AIRCALIN offers over 110 destinations from Nouméa.

 

At the same time, the company promotes New Caledonia by showcasing Caledonian skills on board the aircraft (gastronomy, local products, music). The cabins are decorated in the colours of the lagoon seen from above, and the red earth, an invitation to discover the beauties of the Territory from the very beginning of your trip.