7 Nov 2014

New Caledonia domestic flights interrupted

2:36 pm on 7 November 2014

A medical problem of a New Caledonian air traffic controller has thrown domestic air travel into disarray.

The incident at Noumea's domestic airport at Magenta last night affected links with the Isle of Pines and Mare, with the government saying additional flights will be put on today to clear the backlog of passengers.

The domestic airline Aircal is expected to resume its normal schedule within two days.