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Getting around by air

The following airlines fly into New Caledonia. Air France flies code-share with Aircalin (Air Calédonie International). There are connecting flights all over the world with partner airlines, in particular, Air France.

Air France (www.airfrance.com)

Air New Zealand (www.airnewzealand.co.nz)

Air Vanuatu (www.airvanuatu.com)

Aircalin (www.aircalin.com)

Qantas (www.qantas.com)

Aircalin has direct flights to:

Australia Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

New Zealand Auckland

Japan Tokyo, Osaka

Fiji Nadi

French Polynesia Papeete

Pacific Wallis, Futuna

Vanuatu Port Vila


Tontouta international airport is 45km northwest of Noumea. Get there by public bus or shuttle. Tontouta has the following services:

  • ATMs and a currency exchange office (exchange currency on arrival before clearing customs)
  • Tourist information office
  • All the big rental car outlets.

There is no direct connection by public transport between Tontouta and the domestic airport (Magenta). Take a taxi or pre-arrange a shuttle.