9 Oct 2017

First New Caledonia to China flights on track

7:37 pm on 9 October 2017

New Caledonia's international carrier will have its first charter flights from China in February in a bid to test expanding its market.

No caption

Photo: 123RF

Aircalin has reportedly already sold its seats for the first flight between Hangzhou and Noumea in an arrangement with a Chinese tour operator.

The airline wants to see if it can establish a regular service attracting Chinese visitors to the top end of the market.

The move comes as China has given New Caledonia approved destination status.

Get the RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs