13 Jun 2008

New Caledonia airline flying to South Korea twice a week

3:15 pm on 13 June 2008

New Caledonia's international airline, AirCalin, has opened up a direct route to Seoul in South Korea, in a bid to tap into the expanding north Asian tourist market.

AirCalin CEO Jean-Michel Masson says the inaugural flight to Seoul is scheduled for June 22 with two flights a week into the Korean capital.

AirCalin has also recruited 4 additional pilots and 20 other staff for a service they expect will attract an additional 9,000 Korean tourists anmd earn the territory an estimated 12 million US dollars a year in tourism revenue.