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Aircalin


4 of 5 stars
31 Reviews
Headquarters: 47 rue de Sebastopo, Noumea, Grand Terre New Caledonia +687-26-55-00 Website

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Excellent flight, all aspects went smoothly. Wouldn't hesitate to fly with them again! Nice food on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Catherine F
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Rating summary
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
    Legroom
    3 of 5 stars
    Seat Comfort
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
    Customer Service
    3 of 5 stars
    Value for Money
  • 4 of 5 stars
    Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
    Check-in and Boarding
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
    Food and Beverage
    3 of 5 stars
    In-flight entertainment (WiFi, TV, movies)
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
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40 reviews
11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An average flight, was very full but was served in a timely manner. Food was nice and service was ok. Not very generous with drinks and only came by once during the flight. Legroom is ok if you are a small person; otherwise definitely book an aisle seat. No in flight entertainment so be prepared and bring something to keep...

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South Pacific Economy Noumea - Auckland

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent flight, all aspects went smoothly. Wouldn't hesitate to fly with them again! Nice food on both trips.

South Pacific Economy Auckland - Noumea
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Thank Catherine F
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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78 reviews
21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to an administrative problem, we could not take the Air New Zealand flight we were booked on and flew from Noumea to Auckland on Aircalin instead. It was a very average uneventful flight and we landed in Auckland on schedule.

South Pacific Economy Noumea - Auckland
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Thank Maioha
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this small local airline. Bring your own device for in-flight entertainment and don't expect too many extras. The food was really delicious. Their planes are new but they don't seem to come with all the added bells and whistles.The crew, however, are wonderful, happy, relaxed and our holiday seemed to start as soon as we got on board.

South Pacific Economy Melbourne - Noumea
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Thank Kaz K
Melbourne
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122 reviews
41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our flight from Melbourne to Noumea had the atmosphere of s party bus thanks to very friendly a X fun flight attendants. Plenty of good food and drink

South Pacific Economy Melbourne - Noumea
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Thank abbiestar
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flights from Melb. in winter are usually iffy due to high winds etc, but this would have to be one of the smoothest flights I have taken. Food average, staff smiling.

International Economy Melbourne - Noumea
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Thank Anna C
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all. From baggage drop at Tullamarine airport to baggage collection at Tontouta airport, the friendly, helpful service provided the staff both on ground and in-flight by this small airline was remarkable. The food and drinks were fine as well in our two A320 flights.

International Economy Melbourne - Noumea
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1 Thank Ian H
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 July 2016

Boarded the Aircalin over an hour late, not a good start!! Boarded an older aircraft, poor condition and quite dirty and unclean, especially as this was the first flight of the day. Tray tables were filthy, stained with drinks and food stuff. The floor had not been vacuumed and the seats were tired, cramped and with little padding. There was...

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South Pacific Economy Noumea - Sydney

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2 Thank Peter M
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26 reviews
13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 July 2016

The staff are very friendly and helpful. They were so amazing with the children. Thank you very much for your great assistance. The food was very fresh and lovely. I can not fault the staff at all for their great hospitality and I would definitely recommend this airline to a friend or family member.

South Pacific Economy Brisbane - Noumea
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1 Thank Xxdinkyxx
New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews
14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 March 2016

Travelled to and from Noumea recently and found every thing very well maintained and friendly, they were always on time.

South Pacific Economy Sydney - Noumea
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About Aircalin
A French airline based in New Caledonia, Aircalin (SB) operates from a hub at La Tontouta International Airport (NOU). Aircalin flies to a dozen destinations in Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Vanuatu, and the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands. The airline also has codeshare agreements with Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Korean Air and Qantas. Its fleet consists of Airbus A320 and Airbus A330-200 planes configured with two cabins: Hibiscus Class, or Business Class, and Economy Class.

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