Aircalin, the Noumea-based carrier in the French
territory of New Caledonia, has signed a MOU with Airbus for two
A320neo single-aisle and two A330-900 wide-body aircraft.
The A320neo will be deployed on existing regional routes to
Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands while the A330neo will
allow Aircalin to boost services to Japan and China.
“As part of our plan to boost tourism to New
Caledonia, Aircalin has made a strategic decision to renew its
complete fleet with the A320neo and the A330neo to grow routes and
connect New Caledonia to the region,” said Didier Tappero,
Aircalin CEO. “The NEO aircraft with its state-of-the-art
technology will burn less fuel, lower our operational costs and
offer our loyal passengers the highest standards in cabin
The A320neo engine choice will be made at a
later date as will the cabin configuration of both aircraft types.
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