INTERNATIONAL AIR CONNECTIONS
International Flights: Arriving in New Caledonia is a long journey from Europe are about 20,000 km, which generally requires, included flights and airports stops, about 22-25 hours by plane. From the west coast of the United States are about 10, 000 km and about 15 hours of flight.
The international connections with New Caledonia are assured by the airlines Air Austral, Air France (in codeshare with Aircalin), Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu and Qantas.
Europe: there are flights from Paris (Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport CDG) operated by Air France in codeshare with Aircalin (via Seoul, Osaka or Tokyo) to Noumea.
Also departing from Paris (Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport CDG) are the flights operated by Air Austral (via Saint-Denis (Reunion) and Sydney) to Noumea.
Asia: Aircalin has flights to Noumea from Osaka-Kansai (3 flights a week), Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo-Narita (5 flights per week).
United States: There are no direct connections, the best solutions are flying to New Zealand or French Polynesia, and from there take a flight to New Caledonia.
Oceania: Aircalin has flights to Noumea from Auckland (4 flights per week, 2.30 hours of flight), Brisbane (3 flights per week, 2.30 hours of flight), Nadi, Papeete (1 flight per week), Port Vila, Sydney (one flight per day, 3 hour flight) and Wallis.
Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to Noumea (4 flights per week, 2.30 hours of flight). Air Vanuatu flights from Port Vila to Noumea. Qantas flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Noumea.
INTERNAL AIR CONNECTIONS
Domestic Flights: The airline Air Caledonie manages the connections between the islands of New Caledonia, there are flights between Noumea and the Loyalty Islands (Maré, Lifou, Ouvea, Tiga), the Isle of Pines, Iles Belep and the airports of Touho, Koné and Koumac in Grande Terre. The times of the flights are as follows: Noumea-Isle of Pines (30 minutes), Noumea-Lifou (40 minutes), Noumea-Maré (40 minutes), Noumea-Ouvea (40 minutes).
Airports: New Caledonia has one international airport, the Aéroport International de Nouméa – La Tontouta (NOU), the airport is located 52 km north-west of Noumea, depart from this airport all international flights. For domestic flights the main airport is the Nouméa Magenta (GEA), which is just 3 km north-east of Noumea.
Domestic Maritime Transport: There are ferry services between Noumea and Isle of Pines (3 hours), Lifou, Maré and Ouvéa carried out by a power catamaran.