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AOM French Airlines New Service From LAX  
User currently offlineEraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4918 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.

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User currently offlineEmirates A332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Do you know what kind of plane is allocated on that route?A340-200?

Best Regards

User currently offlineEraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

Probably is an A340-200, it must be an 11-12 hour flight, I know Nadi is 11 hours, and Noumea is south west of Fiji, just north of Australia.

User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

What kind of demand is there from LAX to New Caledonia? Or perhaps from Paris?

Can Air Outer Mer sell seats from LA to Noumea to citizens of Yankee Doodle Doo Land?

User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

Yes AOM can sell seats on the LAX-Noumea sector since Noumea lies in technically in France.


User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5357 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4813 times:

This flight replaces the Paris-Colombo-Sydey-Noumea flight.

Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6801 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4795 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

Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2652 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4768 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?

User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4764 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.

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