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Aircalin to reconnect Melbourne with New Caledonia

Aircalin is set to resume flights between Melbourne and New Caledonia from the end of this year.

Starting on 8 December, the airline Aircalin will fly three return services per week from Melbourne to Noumea, operating services on its Airbus A320neo aircraft.

In a press release, Aircalin commented:

“Flights will be operated on our new Airbus A320neos (...) the aircrafts are more fuel efficient, with fuel consumption and carbon emissions reduced by up to 20 per cent per seat.”

Additionally, passengers to New Caledonia will be able to travel within the archipelago, to destinations including Lifou, Ouvéa, and Isle of Pines, operated by Air Caledonie under the same booking.


Lorie Argus, Melbourne Airport CEO,has welcomed the company's return, which has brought New Caledonia services back to all three major airports on Australia’s eastern seaboard – the airline also flies to Sydney and Brisbane.

She said:

“There is huge demand for flights to tropical holiday destinations. With its idyllic scenery and unique blend of French and island cultures, New Caledonia has so much to offer, and Melbourne’s growing population means there is plenty of opportunity for growth.”

Aircalin currently operates one A320neo and two A330neos.

SOURCE: Australian Aviation

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