Noumea Tontouta International Airport

La Tontouta International Airport

La Tontouta International Airport or Nouméa - La Tontouta International Airport (Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta) is the main international airport on New Caledonia, serving the city of Nouméa. The airport is located in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km northwest of Nouméa. In 2006, 415,813 passengers used the airport.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger airlines

  • Air Austral (Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Saint Denis, Sydney) [begins April 2009, pending government approval]
  • Aircalin (Auckland, Brisbane, Nadi, Osaka-Kansai, Papeete, Port Vila, Seoul-Incheon Sydney, Tokyo-Narita, Wallis)
  • Air New Zealand (Auckland)
  • Air Vanuatu (Port Vila)
  • Qantas (Brisbane, Sydney)

NB: Air Caledonie International (Aircalin) flights to Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo are code-shared with Air France, and connect with Air France services to Paris.

Cargo airlines


Airport facilities

Passenger facilities

The airport has an annual capacity of 2,000,000 passengers which are accommodated in 13 check-in desks and five gates. There are 320 short term parking spaces and 120 long term parking spaces. There is:

  • Airport hotel
  • Post office
  • Bank, bureau de change and auto exchange machine
  • Dining: restaurants, cafeterias and bars
  • VIP lounge
  • Shopping: duty-free shop, newsagent/tobacconist and gift shop
  • Travel agent
  • Six car rental companies (Avis, Budget, Hertz, ACINQ, Thrifty and Nouméa Technic Auto)
  • Two taxi service companies
  • Baby/parent room.

Disabled Access/Facilities

  • 10 disabled parking facilities
  • elevators and ramps
  • disabled access toilets

Cargo Facilities

Cargo facilities include:

  • a bonded warehouse
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Mechanical handling
  • Refrigerated storage
  • Deep freeze storage
  • Fresh meat inspection
  • Health officials
  • X-ray equipment
  • fumigation equipment

See also


Official websites

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