Eraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4848 times:
I just saw an advertisement for AOM French Airlines new service from LAX nonstop to Noumea, New Caledonia, 2 x per week. I think this is great news for South Pacific lovers as previously it was pretty difficult to get there from the US requiring a transfer in Papeete to Air Calin's 2x weekly 737 flights (stopping along the way), or a transfer (and long wait) in Sydney or in Nadi, Fiji. So I guess their 5 weekly flights from Paris continue on to Papeete 3 x and Noumea 2 x per week.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6797 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4725 times:
This new flight starts 4 Dec or around that time and will be operated by an A340-200. The AOM flight to Papeete will switch to a A340-300 on 2 Jan. LAX-NOU flight will leave at 1500 so it will be easier to get pictures of AOM A342. The777Man
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Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2647 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
I'm guessing that this is more for the benefit of French citizens traveling to New Caledonia via the US. I doubt if 9 out of 10 US citizens could even garner a guess as to its location (except perhaps WW2 veterans, let alone take a vacation there. Does this mean that Sri Lanka and Sydney are off the route map of AOM?
SR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4694 times:
I think yes, Colombo and Sydney are off the AOM network. Because most of the passengers on the ORY-Noumea flight just wanted to fly to Noumea and not to Colombo or SYD. So from 4Dec there will only be 1 stop insed of two.