Aircalin, also known as Societe Aircalin, is a French airline and the international airline of New Caledonia. The airline was founded in 1983. Aircalin operates domestic services in Wallis and Futuna and twelve destinations in Oceania and Asia. Aircalin has its main base at La Tontouta International Airport.
Aircalin has codeshare agreements including Air France, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui in order to connect New Caledonia to over 100 destinations. The airline's key missions are facilitating travel abroad for New Caledonian passengers and developing visitor traffic to expand the tourism industry.
Aircalin has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.
On regional routes, Business Hibiscus Class passengers can carry one luggage (12kg maximum) and one personal item whereas Economy Class and Premium Class passengers do not have a personal item in their baggage allowance and luggage of a maximum of 7kg.
On long-haul routes, Business Hibiscus Class passengers can have two carry-on luggage with a total weight limit of 18kg and a personal item allowed. Economy Class and Premium Economy Class passengers can only have a 12kg luggage with a personal item.
All luggage has to be within the dimension of 55cm x 35cm x 25cm.
Economy Class passengers are entitled to one 23kg baggage whereas Premium Economy Class and Business Hibiscus Class passengers can check-in two 23kg baggage.
Baggage allowance for Noumea to Wallis, Port Vila and France, please check the airline website for the baggage information.
There are 3 standard cabin classes onboard an Aircalin flight - Economy, Premium Economy and Business.
The new economy class, available on all flights operated in an A330neo, offers a spacious economy cabin, with 244 seats specially designed for long-haul flights.
The Economy class cabin is decorated with a range of blues highlighted by touches of green that showcase the colours of the Caledonian lagoon.
A large, state-of-the-art, 29.6cm, HD LED touch screen, entertainment system, with more than 150 programmes and new features (3D interactive map, external camera...).
In-flight menu: the new Aircalin Economy Class invites you to a gourmet experience with Caledonian flavours, French and international culinary traditions.
To make your trip more personalised, choose from those many "à la carte" services available on all Aircalin-operated flights: extra luggage, extra seats, "à la carte" menu, or Seat Plus.
Enjoy a modern and relaxing atmosphere and benefit from a lighting adapted to each phase of the flight.
Wide seats, density comfort foam, large and removable armrests, as well as a sliding effect to accentuate the recline effect, the Economy seats have been designed to allow quality rest on long-haul flights.
Discover Aircalin's new Premium Economy class, a dedicated cabin of only three rows. Available on Aircalin-operated long-haul and medium-haul A330neo flights.
Enjoy a dedicated check-in desk and be amongst the first passengers to disembark. You will be permitted to carry 2 pieces of luggage of 23 kg on our long-haul flights
Receive a comfort pack, a bottle of mineral water, a comfortable pillow and blanket and champagne to welcome you on board. USB plugs available, as well as a 33cm widescreen LED HD latest-generation touchscreen with remote control, and individual e-reader .
After your champagne or other apéritif, enjoy the range of menus created by the in-house chef, inspired by the culinary specialities of New Caledonia: seafood, local vegetables or local dishes representing the cultural richness of the country.
In addition to its wide base, the Premium Economy seat also offers generous leg space (up to 96cm). Thanks to its comfort mousse and 18.1° recline, this seat will ensure that you have a restful and relaxing flight.
Discover the new Aircalin Business Hibiscus Class. More spacious, Aircalin new Hibiscus Business Class, which now has 26 seats, is available on the long and medium-haul Airbus A330neo flights.
When checking-in, priority counters are dedicated to Business Class customers. Be among the first passengers to leave the plane. You are allowed 2 luggage of 23kg
In Noumea, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Papeete, Nadi, Tokyo and Osaka, enjoy the comfort of our business lounge during transit; buffet, drinks, press, and wifi connection.
Enjoy a large, state-of-the-art, 39cm HD LED touch screen with remote control. In-house chefs develop incredible meals, served to your preference.
Additional facilities include: numerous storage compartments, swivelling reading light, cocktail tablet to put your laptop, a "treasure" box to store your small belongings during the flight, a USB socket and a 110-volt socket to recharge your electronic devices.
The Stelia Opal is a state-of-the-art seat envisioned by Bruno Saint Jalmes, a renowned designer who collaborates on a regular basis with world-class luxury car manufacturers. Feature include: a shell shape for personal privacy provides each passenger with direct access from the aisle, and converts into a fully flat bed.
Aircalin offers passengers the option to either check-in for their flight online or at the airport.
Online check-in opens 30 hours prior to departure time and only Aircalin operated flights can check-in via the Aircalin website. Please have your reservation number and passport details ready upon online check-in.
For scheduled flights, passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before scheduled departure.
In-flight entertainment is available onboard the flights, with over 150 programmes available in their in-flight entertainment systems including movies, TV series, games, documentaries and more. There is also an interactive map for passengers to know where they currently are.
As of Jan 2020, the airline flies to the following destinations in Australia, Fiji, Japan and more:
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La Tontouta International Airport is the main international airport on New Caledonia. The airport is in the municipality of Paita, Noumea. The airlines which fly to and from La Tontouta International Airport include Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin and Qantas. The airport has one runaway to handle these airlines.