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Aircalin (Air Caledonie International) is the international airline of New Caledonia and is based at Nouméa. It operates scheduled services to 10 regional destinations, reaching as far as Japan. Its main base is La Tontouta Airport, Nouméa. Air Caledonie is the domestic airline for New Caledonia. A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... Orbital photo of Nouméa, New Caledonia, taken from the International Space Station. ... Air Calédonie is the domestic airline for New Caledonia. ...

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Code Data

  • IATA Code: SB
  • ICAO Code: ACI
  • Callsign: Aircalin

IATA logo The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ...

History

Aircalin was established in September 1983 and started operations on 2 December 1983 with a Nouméa to Melbourne service in partnership with Qantas using a Boeing 747. This service later became known as le Caledonian Express. A service also began to Brisbane, Port Vila, Wallis and Futuna and Nadi with a Boeing 737-200 leased from Air Nauru. In 1985 a Caravelle 10B3 was purchased and in 1987 a Twin Otter was based in Wallis for the Wallis and Futuna service. The Caravelle was removed from service in 1988 and a Boeing 737 acquired. During 1995-96 a Douglas DC-10-30 was used on Nouméa, Brisbane and Papeete services. In 1996 the new Aircalin logo was made public. A memorandum of understanding for alliance was signed with Qantas on 11 July 1996, leading to the establishment of joint services. A chartered Boeing 767 was used from 1997. In March 2000 an Airbus A310 began service on new flights to Osaka. Two Airbus A330-200 were ordered in 2001 and entered service in early 2003. In February 2004 the Airbus A320 was delivered and entered service between Nouméa and Sydney. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ... Qantas (IATA: QF, ICAO: QFA, and Callsign: Qantas) is the name and callsign of the oldest and largest airline of Australia. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-412 The Boeing 747, commonly called the Jumbo Jet, is one of the most recognizable modern airliners and is the largest airliner currently in airline service. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... This article is about the Vanuatu capital; Vila is the site of a World War II airstrip in the Solomon Islands. ... Nadi (Nahn-dee) is the third-largest town in Fiji. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... Air Nauru Logo Air Nauru is the national airline HUDLA HUDLA of the Pacific island Republic of Nauru. ... This article is about the year. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The DHC-6 Twin Otter is the most successful aircraft program in Canadas history. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Royal Jordanian A310-300 The Airbus A310 is a medium- to long-range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ... Osaka Castle Location in Japan Osaka (Japanese: 大阪市, ÅŒsaka-shi, â–¶ (help· info)) is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Air Canada Airbus A330-300 The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and with a population of over four million people is the most populous city in Australia. ...


The airline is owned by Caisse d'Epargne Group (72%), Agence pour la Desserte aerienne de Nouvelle Caledonie (27%) and others, including staff (1%).


Services

Aircalin operates services to the following destinations (at March 2005): 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... Nadi (Nahn-dee) is the third-largest town in Fiji. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... This article is about the Vanuatu capital; Vila is the site of a World War II airstrip in the Solomon Islands. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and with a population of over four million people is the most populous city in Australia. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...

Fleet

The Aircalin fleet consists of the following aircraft (at August 2005):

Air Canada Airbus A330-300 The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... A West Coast Air Twin Otter rigged as a floatplane Air Labrador Twin Otter The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 20-seat STOL feederliner and utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. ...

External links

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  • Aircalin Airbus Fleet Detail
  • Aircalin Passenger Opinions
  • Air Caledonie


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Aircalin Australia > history (246 words)
Aircalin joined World Aviation Systems in January 1987 and is represented throughout Australia.
Aircalin was created in 1983 under the name Air Caledonie International as the national airline of New Caledonia using leased aircraft to service its initial routes.
In 1996 the new AIRCALIN logo was made public and Aircalin become a member of Air France's frequent flyer program "Fréquence Plus".
Aircalin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Aircalin (Air Caledonie International) is the international airline of New Caledonia and is based at Nouméa.
Aircalin was established in September 1983 and started operations on 2 December 1983 with a Nouméa to Melbourne service in partnership with Qantas using a Boeing 747.
In 1996 the new Aircalin logo was made public.
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