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
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
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
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
2007 : Awarded IOSA certification
2010 : Launch of the « Make our clients smile! » programme
2011 : Installation of the Safety Management System
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
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 A330neo. Des avions modernes et connectés pour une nouvelle expérience à bord.
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.