Pacific
Australia
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Sydney
New Caledonia
  • Noumea
New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Queenstown
  • Wellington
French Polynesia
  • Papeete
Vanuatu
  • Espiritu Santo
  • Port Vila
  • Tanna
Wallis and Futuna
  • Wallis Island
Europe
France
  • Bordeaux
  • Brest
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulouse
Asia
Japan
  • Fukuoka
  • Nagoya
  • Oita
  • Okinawa
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Tokyo
North America
Canada
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
United States
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
Australia
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Sydney
New Caledonia
  • Noumea
New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Queenstown
  • Wellington
French Polynesia
  • Papeete
Vanuatu
  • Espiritu Santo
  • Port Vila
  • Tanna
Wallis and Futuna
  • Wallis Island
France
  • Bordeaux
  • Brest
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulouse
Japan
  • Fukuoka
  • Nagoya
  • Oita
  • Okinawa
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Tokyo
Canada
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
United States
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

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 

 

Photo premiers pas    

 

    Decembre, 3rd 1983 : 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 

 

Equipage archive     

   

    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

 

Photo A330

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo staff Hibiscus 

 

 

2007 : Awarded IOSA certification

 

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

 

2011 : Installation of the Safety Management System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo lie flat seat Hibiscus    

 

 

 

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

 

       

 

 

 

Tontouta

   

2015 : Certification ISO

 

2016 : Best overseas airline for the Economy class

           Signature with Airbus for the fleet renewal : 2 A330neo et 2 A320neo


2018 : Aircalin celebrated its 35 years of service. Inauguration of the first charter flight to China

 

2019 : Delivery of 2 A330neoDes avions modernes et connectés pour une nouvelle expérience à bord.

           Three classes : Business Hibiscus, Premium Economy et Economy

 

 

 

 

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.