Air Caledonie (TY) Flight schedules

History

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

Société Calédonienne de Transports Aériens, operating as Air Calédonie, is the domestic airline for New Caledonia, headquartered on the grounds of Magenta Airport in Nouméa. 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.

Main route

It operates scheduled passenger and cargo flights from Nouméa to 10 destinations in New Caledonia, including: Bélep, L"Île-des-Pins, Koné, Koumac, Lifou, Maré, Nouméa, Ouvéa, Tiga, La Tontouta and Touho. Contributing in opening tourism and developing economic links to the island population is the company’s day to day life.

Fleet

The Air Calédonie fleet includes: 1 ATR 42-500 and 2 ATR 72-500.

Air Caledonie Contact Information

IATA Code TY ICAO Code TPC
Call Sign
Phone (687) 26 55 00 Fax (687) 26 55 61
Web Site www.aircalin.com Email fret@aircalin.nc
Hub City Head Office 47, rue de Sébastopol BP 3736 98846 NOUMEA CEDEX

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