Aircalin

Established in 1983, Aircalin is the international airline of New Caledonia. The company serves 10 destinations in the South Pacific and offers more than 100 international routes to and from Nouméa. Aircalin links New Caledonia to the rest of the world.

With Aircalin, Flying Blue members can:

Earn Award Miles
Earn Level Miles
Earn qualifying flights
Earn Elite bonus Miles
Spend Award Miles
Extend the validity of Award Miles
Enjoy exclusive benefits on the company’s entire network

What are the conditions for earning and spending Miles with Aircalin?

Flying Blue members can earn Miles on:
  • Flights that are operated by Aircalin and marketed as SB, AF or KL
  • Flights that are operated by Aircalin’s codeshare partners Air New Zealand (NZ), Qantas Airways (QF), Air Tahiti Nui (TN) and marketed as SB
  • Flights from Nouméa (NOU) to Auckland (AKL), Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), Nandi (NAN), Osaka (KIX), Papeete (PPT), Port-Vila (VLI), Sydney (SYD), Tokyo (NRT), Wallis (WLS) and flights between Wallis (WLS) and Nandi (NAN), Papeete (PPT) and Auckland (AKL) and Papeete (PPT) and Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Tickets with a booking sub-class that is mentioned in the table below
Flying Blue members can spend Miles on:
  • Flights that are operated by Aircalin, Air New Zealand or Qantas Airways and marketed as SB
Flying Blue members cannot earn Miles on:
  • Flights on the route Wallis-Futuna and vice versa
  • Tickets with a booking sub-class not mentioned in the table below
  • Tickets that were purchased with Award Miles: O and X

How can I earn Miles?

To earn Miles according to the Aircalin earning scheme, you must purchase a flight that is marketed by SB, AF or KL and operated by Aircalin, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand or Air Tahiti Nui. The distance you fly in miles provides a number that forms the basis of what you will earn. Your booking sub-class will determine the applicable earning percentage. Have a look at the scheme below and read more about how it works.

Aircalin Accrual scheme (effective as of 05-11-2016):

Cabin Class

Booking sub-class

Earn %

International flights (between Japan and New Caledonia)

First Class N/A N/A
Business Class J 175%
D 150%
Z 125%
Economy Class Y, B, S 100%
H 75%
K, R, L, M, U, V 50%
Q, N, G 25%
 Not eligible for accrual T, A, W, E 0%

Regional flights (within the Aircalin network*)

First Class N/A N/A
Business Class J 175%
D 150%
Z 125%
Economy Class Y, B, S 100%
H, K, R, L 50%
G, M, U, Q, V, T 25%
N, A 10%
 Not eligible for accrual C, E, W 0%

*Australia, New Zealand, Wallis, Tahiti, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

How many Miles will I earn?

The number of Award Miles you will earn depends on three important factors:

1) The marketing carrier and the operating airline
The accrual scheme of the marketing carrier determines how many Miles you can earn on your flight. It is easy to find out which airline is the marketing carrier for your flight. The two-digit airline code that comes before the flight number (e.g. SB 800) shows which airline is the marketing carrier.

If your flight number starts with an airline code from one of the Flying Blue partner airlines (e.g. AZ 0123) the accrual scheme of that specific partner (in this case Alitalia) will apply, even if the flight is operated by another airline. Please check the relevant airline partner page for more information about the number of Miles you can earn.

2) The distance flown

The distance in miles between the place of origin and destination determines the number of Award Miles you will earn. Flying Blue offers you a minimum number of Miles when the distance you cover one-way is less than 500 miles. In this case, you will earn the minimum of 500 Award Miles. Please note that the accrual scheme also applies to the minimum amount.

3) The booking sub-class

Every cabin class is divided into different booking sub-classes, related to the fare you booked. The booking sub-class is specified as a letter on your ticket and will determine the percentage of Miles you earn based on the distance flown, as described above. Please have a look at the accrual scheme to check the earning percentage for your booking sub-class.

How does the calculation work?

Use our handy Miles Calculator to find out how many Miles you will earn with your ticket. An explanation of the calculation for earning Miles is given below.

Earning Award Miles
  1. The distance flown is multiplied with the earning percentage of the booking sub-class.
  2. The distance flown is multiplied with the earning percentage of the Elite bonus, if applicable.
  3. These numbers are added up.
Award Miles = (distance in miles x earning percentage of booking sub-class) +
(distance in miles x earning percentage Elite bonus)

For example

SB flight from Nouméa to Sydney (International flight: 1,241 miles one-way)

As a Flying Blue Gold member in Business Class – booking sub-class D, you earn:

Award Miles

Distance in miles: 1,241 Total
Booking sub-class: 150% Elite bonus: 75% 2,793
1,862 931

As a Flying Blue Ivory member in Economy Class – booking sub-class L, you earn:

Award Miles

Distance in miles: 1,241 Total
Booking sub-class: 50% Elite bonus: N/A 621
621 0

How can I spend Miles?

With Aircalin you can use your Award Miles for a flight, additional baggage or an upgrade. Our Miles Calculator will tell you exactly how many Miles you need to spend.

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