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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How to get to | Noumea

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email link at top right, or leave a comment.

Noumea (New Caledonia)

Source: Bruno Menetrier

A lot of cruises from Australia and New Zealand visit Noumea and/or Isle of Pines. The other way to visit is by air (arriving at La Tontouta airport outside of Noumea) on a few airlines:

  • Star Alliance - Air New Zealand (from Auckland)
  • Oneworld - Qantas (from Brisbane and Sydney)
  • Sky Team - only Air France codeshares (with integrated schedule_ from Osaka and Tokyo.
  • Other - Aircalin (to Osaka, Tokyo, Tahiti, Nadi, Seoul and others), Air Austral (from Paris via Reunion and Sydney) commencing April 2009.
TIP Fares are cheap from Australia and New Zealand, except in school holidays.

TIP Air France's fares to Noumea are essentially the same as to Australia (ie not cheap).

TIP Aircalin flights are eligible on Sky Team around the world fares and allows Noumea and Tahiti to be visited on the fare.

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