New Caledonia's domestic carrier has cancelled 20 flights today in response to a strike called by the French union of air traffic contollers.
The stoppage began last night and will end tomorrow.
The French High Commission has used its powers to order a skeleton service to maintain some flights in and out of Noumea.
However, the looming strike prompted the territory's international carrier, Aircalin, to bring some flights forward.
Earlier this week, the carrier decided to take legal action against the controllers' recent weekend strikes, with its director saying the strikes were timed to only disrupt Aircalin flights.