Coming Up – Aircalin New A330Neo Business Class

by Zac George

Aircalin is an airline that I’ve wanted to review for a long, long time. I wrote about trying to review them a couple of years ago and never got around to doing it. The Noumea based airline placed an order for 2 new A330Neo’s in October in 2017 and the airline has very recently taken delivery of one of them, this is the perfect opportunity to give the airline a go.

The airline is currently only flying the Neo variant to Tokyo’s Narita airport and that’s where I’ll be heading in a couple of days. Sydney will be the second route that will receive the updated aircraft.

I was able to pick up a one-way Business Class fare for just over $1400 which is fantastic value considering the return flight would be $3300 or more!

Here are some pictures of the new Business Class seats:

Aircalin A330Neo Business Class

The new Business Class on the A330Neo features 26 lay-flat beds in a 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat features a USB port, Power Point, 39 centimetre IFE screen and sufficient seat storage.


Aircalin A330Neo Business Class

The aircraft is also equipped with onboard wifi connectivity.

Aircalin A330Neo Business Class

From my understanding, if you book a QF ticketed/codeshare flight on Aircalin you’re able to earn points and status however if you don’t book through Aircalin, you can earn FlyingBlue miles and points, I fall into the latter.

I’m still yet to book my flight over to Noumea but am thinking about doing the older A330 Business from Sydney just so I can get both products in one trip.

Qantas is the only other airline flying to Noumea from Australia but they use a much smaller 737 which I’ve flown a million times.

Are you excited to see how Aircalin’s new A330Neo Business Class will perform?

Featured Image – Airbus/Aircalin

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