Realisations and projects
An airport meeting the most prestigious standards Nouméa-La Tontouta Airport underwent an expansion phase during the period 2008-2013. The objective of this investment program was twofold: on one hand, it was necessary to enlarge and modernize the terminal, and on the other hand, bringing it into compliance with regulatory developments in terms of security and safety became a necessity. Finally, New Caledonia wanted to have a tool for the country's development, particularly for its tourism industry.
Achievements include the creation of two new aircraft parking areas equipped with telescopic jet bridges, new vehicle parking facilities, the construction of a bus station and a new cargo terminal, doubling the size of the terminal, runway refurbishment, etc.
Excluding the COVID-19-related health crisis, the traffic has been steadily increasing over the past ten years (+16%) with over 530,000 passengers in 2017. The new infrastructure is therefore designed to accommodate the traffic growth for the next twenty years.
An airport meeting the most prestigious standards
In 2012, the CCI completed a major terminal expansion project. The aim was to anticipate the needs of the traffic while incorporating new international standards.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) classifies airports based on their capacity to handle aircraft and passengers on a scale from A to F (A corresponding to luxury and F to a situation of disruption). Thanks to the work carried out by the CCI, Nouméa-La Tontouta International Airport has moved from category D to category B, indicating a very good level of comfort.
On Monday, January 31, David Guyenne, President of the CCI-NC, Charles Roger, CEO of the CCI-NC, Rémi Bastille, Secretary General of the High Commission of the Republic in New Caledonia, and Lionel Adrian, Deputy CEO of Aircalin, held a press conference to announce the launch, in late February 2022, of runway refurbishment works at Nouméa-La Tontouta International Airport. Today, the works are completed, and the airport shares its experience of the works in a video.