Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) and Aircalin have expanded their partnership with the addition of flights to the archipelago via Singapore.
Benjamin Etcheverry, commercial director France AFKLMP Cargo: “This extension is in line with the partnership we have been developing for several years.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer new air cargo opportunities to our customers bound for New Caledonia with Aircalin from the Air France – KLM network.”
Arnaud Gervais, commercial and marketing director Aircalin, added: “We look forward to strengthening our partnership and adding connecting flights to Singapore, which will allow, in addition to Tokyo flights, more options for freight to and from Nouméa but also bring New York closer together.
“Caledonia from a number of Asian markets, conducive to the development of Caledonian export.
“Like tourism, the launch of this newline is undoubtedly an opportunity for the business world and more exchanges for economic players.”
AFKLMP Cargo will sell Air France (AF 256) flights from Paris CDG, Singapore and other points in its network, Singapore – Nouméa flights operated by Aircalin (SB 701) on 2 to 3 weekly frequencies; Aircalin will market the Nouméa – Paris line via Singapore from New Caledonia on Aircalin flight (SB 700) and then Air France, which will take over from Singapore on connecting flights (AF 257).
The usual booking arrangements with Aircalin or AFKLMP Cargo remain unchanged for the French/Metropole market, other markets and New Caledonian freight customers.