Aircalin, the international airline of New Caledonia and Japan Airlines today announced a codeshare agreement.  The agreement will allow Japan Airlines to offer five weekly flights between Noumea (NOU) and Tokyo Narita (NRT), as well as two weekly flights between NOU and Osaka Kansai (KIX).  Aircalin will place its code on flights to major cities in Japan, such as Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sapporo, which will provide greater options for customers.

William Le Grand, Chief Commercial Officer, Aircalin, said: “This codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines is a historic achievement for Aircalin. We are confident it will contribute to develop touristic traffic to New Caledonia as well as to Japan. We are committed to building a fruitful and lasting partnership.”

Hideki Oshima, Executive Officer, Japan Airlines, said: “We’re delighted to announce this new partnership with Aircalin. It is exciting for us to add New Caledonia, a beautiful island with splendid beaches, to our network. Together with Aircalin, we will provide convenient travel options to our passengers.”

Once regulatory approvals are obtained, tickets will be progressively made available for sale through various booking channels.

(*) Subject to regulatory approvals