Société Aircalin, also referred to as Air Calédonie International, began operations back in 1983 and is the international airline of New Caledonia. A French airline and that operates domestic services in Wallis and Futuna. The airline Aircalin, operates scheduled flight services to 12 destinations in Oceania and Asia, including Japan, Wallis and Futuna. The airline's main base is La Tontouta International Airport, with its headquarters in Nouméa.The airline has a number of owners, broken down like this; 72% by Caisse d'Epargne Group, 27% by Agence pour la Desserte aerienne de Nouvelle Caledonie and others, including 1% of staff. In March 2007, the airline recorded 390 employees. Thanks to a number of parnterships, Aircalin is able to offer their customers a wider choice of destinations. In partnership with Air France on flights between Paris and Noumea; with Qantas flights offered between Australia and New Caledonia; Air New Zealand operating flights between New Zealand and New Caledonia. Having developed commercial agreements with several airlines to over 100 cities from New Caledonia the customer benefits.
Aircalin cabin luggage information
Carry on luggage with Aircalin must comply with the dimensions, weight and piece allowances for security and comfort reasons. Aircalin regional flights include one item of hand luggage with a maximum weight allowance of 12 kg if travelling with in Hibiscus Class. Economy Class on the airlines regional network also includes 1 piece of hand baggage but with a maximum weight of 7 kg.Aircalin international flights in Hibiscus class includes an increased maximum weight allowance of 18 kg per person. If travelling economy class, the maximum weight allowance is 12 Kg. For all items of hand luggage, no matter the weight, dimensions must not exceed: 56x45x25cm.
The checked luggage allowance on Aircalins flight networks depends on the travel class purchased, which will be indicated on your ticket.If you are travelling Economy class, included is one item of checked luggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg. Should however you have purchased the travel class Hibiscus, you are entitled to check in two items of luggage weighing a maximum of 23 kg each. The baggage combined dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed 158cm. For luggage weighing in excess of 23kg a fee will be charged.
News about Aircalin
This month, on a Noumea Auckland flight, the code-share partnership between the two French companies in the Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui and Aircalin began .Aircalin received permission from the US Department of Transportation DOT (Department of Transportation), to operate flights from Noumea to Los Angeles in code share with Air Tahiti Nui.The partnership is fully realised and allows the two companies to submit their code on flights operated by the other carrier which will in effect then offer their respective customers connections between the destinations, Noumea, Papeete and Los Angeles.These flights are now bi-appointed, whereby Aircalin apply their SB code on 2 flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui from Auckland, Papeete and Los Angeles. For its part, the Polynesian TN affix its company code on the direct flight Papeete-Auckland-Noumea Noumea 2 more flights operated by Caledonian company.
Extending their partnership are Air France and Aircalin, with a a new agreement, which better meets the requirements of both airlines. The flight schedule, departing from Noumea to Tokyo-Narita has been modified to enable flights operated by Aircalin to arrive in Tokyo in the morning, providing passengers with connections on the Air France A380, as well as with the Amsterdam flights with KLM.This will offer new connecting opportunities for Caledonian passengers travelling to Europe, and to Asia, with Tokyo-Narita taking on its major role as an international hub.Mutual commitments serving Caledonians and New Caledonia.
Check in Information
Aircalin offers online check in if you awnt tos ave time.
You can check in comfortably from home from up to 30 hours prior to scheduled departure time.
You can choose your sea, select your meal pre-pay any excess luggage at a 20% discount price compared to airport price if you want.
Print your boarding pass and travel itinerary and bring it with you to the airport with a valid travel document.
If you are travelling with hand luggage only, then simply pass through security and go straight to your gate. If you need to check in un your luggage, there are dedicated bag Drop off counters available as well as check in counters if you prefer to check in directly at the airport. Be sure to get there in plenty of time.