Air Caledonie is the only airline serving regularly the whole domestic network of New Caledonia. The company was created in 1955 by a handful of aviation enthusiasts: Herbert Coursin, Henri Martinet and Louis Eschembrenner, in order to provide regular flight connections between Noumea, the Isle of Pines and the Loyalty Islands. They are assisted by two entrepreneurs: Tom Johnston and Walter Hickson. The airline started operations on 25 September 1955 as Transpac. It changed its name to Air Caledonie in 1968. The New Caledonian Territorial government became the majority shareholder during a major refinancing operation in 1969. The airline is owned by the New Caledonian Government (50,28%), Loyalty Island Province (43,31%), private owners (4,32%) and Air France (2,09%).
About the airline
SociÃ©tÃ© CalÃ©donienne de Transports AÃ©riens, operating as Air CalÃ©donie, is the domestic airline for New Caledonia, headquartered on the grounds of Magenta Airport in NoumÃ©a. Its main base is Magenta Airport (GEA). The board of directors comprises the Government of New Caledonia, the South Province, the Loyalty Islands Province and the North Province.
It operates scheduled passenger and cargo flights from NoumÃ©a to 10 destinations in New Caledonia, including: BÃ©lep, L"ÃŽle-des-Pins, KonÃ©, Koumac, Lifou, MarÃ©, NoumÃ©a, OuvÃ©a, Tiga, La Tontouta and Touho. Contributing in opening tourism and developing economic links to the island population is the companyâ€™s day to day life.
The Air CalÃ©donie fleet includes: 1 ATR 42-500 and 2 ATR 72-500.
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