Does New Caledonia have an airport?

While Nouméa Magenta Airport may be the hub for domestic flights within New Caledonia, La Tontouta Airport (Nouméa Airport) is an international airport. A number of airlines fly to New Caledonia, including Aircalin, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu and several smaller Pacific airlines.

How many airports are in New Caledonia?

There are 10 airports in New Caledonia with scheduled flights. The biggest airport in New Caledonia is Noumea (NOU) / La Tontouta International Airport with flights to 8 destinations in 7 countries.

How long is the flight to New Caledonia?

Flying to New Caledonia

Cheapest flight found $598
Average flight time 2 hrs 28 mins
Cheapest month to fly June
Most popular airline Aircalin
Flights per week 21

Are New Caledonians French citizens?

New Caledonians are French and European citizens with the right to live anywhere in France. They are entitled to vote in territorial and French national elections. The President of the French Republic is New Caledonia’s Head of State and is represented in New Caledonia by a High Commissioner, currently Patrice Faure.

What currency is used in New Caledonia?

CFP franc
New Caledonia/Currencies

New Caledonia’s currency is the Pacific franc, which is abbreviated to either CFP or XPF. The Pacific franc is pegged to the euro at a fixed rate of exchange, with international exchange rates applying to all other currencies, including Australian and New Zealand dollars.

Where is tontouta?

New Caledonia
La Tontouta International Airport

Tontouta International Airport Aéroport de Nouméa – La Tontouta
Operator New Caledonia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Serves Nouméa
Location Païta, New Caledonia, France
Hub for Aircalin

How long does it take to get to New Caledonia from Australia?

It is approximately 3158 km to get from Australia to New Caledonia. How long does it take to get from Australia to New Caledonia? It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Australia to New Caledonia, including transfers.

Is it expensive in New Caledonia?

New Caledonia has developed a reputation for being an exceptionally expensive destination. Reports suggest that the cost of living is about 20% to 37% more expensive in New Caledonia than in Australia or New Zealand.

Is it safe in New Caledonia?

Generally speaking, New Caledonia is a very safe tourist destination. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a few precautions. You should avoid driving at night, particularly in the bush (outside the Greater Noumea area).

Which country owns New Caledonia?

A French overseas territory in the Pacific, New Caledonia has seen deep divisions between its indigenous Kanak population and Europeans, most notably over the thorny question of independence. Kanaks represent around 39% of the population, while Europeans, most of whom were born in the territory, make up about 27%.

Is there an airport in Noumea New Caledonia?

Since the extensive makeover of La Tontouta International Airport (Nouméa Airport) in 2012, the airport now boasts cutting-edge infrastructure and facilities, and a full range of services. Once a US Airforce base, La Tontouta International Airport (Nouméa Airport) now services travellers making their way to and from the New Caledonian archipelago.

Where is La Tontouta Airport in Noumea located?

The airport is in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Nouméa. La Tontouta International Airport serves international flights, while Noumea Magenta Airport, located 38 km south-east within the city of Noumea, serves domestic flights.

Where can I fly to from New Caledonia?

The airport services non-stop flights from New Caledonia to Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney), Japan (Osaka, Tokyo), New Zealand and various other regional destinations, including Vanuatu, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna.