A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9509 posts, RR: 11 Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
I remember reading in the news a while ago that AirCalin (Air Caledonie International) of French Polynesia had ordered or leased one Airbus A330-200 directly from Airbus or second-hand to replace its current single A310-300. Does anyone have more information on this? I checked their website and they curently have a fleet of 1 A310-300, 1 B737-300 and 1 DHC-6 Twin Otter.
F+ Rouge From France, joined May 2000, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1231 times:
I read that, too, about nine months ago. The article also stated that the Aircalin A330-200 would replace AF's A340 on the NRT-NOU route thanks to a code share agreement. Since then, I haven't heard anything new. According to Aircalin's website the A332 has not yet arrived.
Btw, New Caledonia is not part of French Polynesia, it is a different 'TOM'.
Anzff From Australia, joined May 2000, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1131 times:
When Aircalin acquired the A310 I remember reading that the plan was to replace it with an A330 if Air France decided to hand the the NOU-NRT route over to them to operate as a code-share. That way they could offer more seats, etc. It was phrased in the few places I read it as an 'if' not a 'when.'
btw New Caledonia is part of Melanesia not Polynesia...