2 May 2016

NZ and New Caledonia firm up air links

1:45 pm on 2 May 2016

New Zealand and New Caledonia have formalised a new air services agreement that clears the way for additional services.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges said the agreement, which was negotiated last year, would also make it easier for New Zealand airlines to fly from New Caledonia to other international destinations in the future.

He described the two countries as close Pacific neighbours, with nearly 30,000 passengers travelling between them each year.