Païta - Air Caledonia has completed the renewal of its fleet with a fourth and final ATR 72-600 which landed in Nouméa on December 23.
The aircraft registered F-OZNO was welcomed at the airport of Nouméa-Magenta by the water cannon salute and the employees of the New Caledonian company. The flight started from the ATR plant in Toulouse and took seven days with many stops, according to the New Caledonian News.
With this takeover, the fleet has now four 70-seat ATR 72-600s and a 68-seat ATR.
The company received its third ATR 72-600 (F-OZKN) last week, and the first two aircraft (F-OZIP and F-OZLI) a year ago, in December 2016 .
Being an ATR customer since 1986, Air Caledonia has ordered four ATR 72s of the 600 series to increase its transport capacity and improve the comfort of its flights. The renewal of the fleet costs to company $88.4 million.
Founded in 1954 by a group of civil aviation enthusiasts, Air Caledonia serves nine destinations from Magenta airport: the Loyalty Islands (Maré, Lifou, Ouvéa, and Tiga), Isle of Pines, North Province ( Koné, Touho, Koumac, and Bélep).