Noumea international airport

La Tontouta International Airport (NOU) is the largest airport in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The airport is in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km (32 mi) northwest of Nouméa.

For more information on Noumea flights, see Travel Updates

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Qantas flights QF1-QF399 operate from this airport. All Qantas customers arriving from Noumea to Australia will clear customs and immigration at their first arrival port.



There are no ticketing facilities available at the airport.

Contact the local Qantas office for assistance.


Check-in is open 2 hours before departure from Monday to Sunday and available from departure hall 1.

Economy check-in and bag drop is available from counters 5 to 9.

Check-in for Business, Qantas Club and oneworld Emerald passengers is available at counter 1 and 2.

Bag drop is available from counters 3 to 4.

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199) and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online check-in opens 24 hours before your international flight departure and closes 2 hours before departure.

Service desk and assistance are avaliable from counters 10 and 11.

Flight status

View our flight status page for departure information.



Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall. Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services is located in the arrival hall, before customs.

Open from 7.30am to 3.30pm everyday.

Phone: +687 (352615)

Baggage enquiries email Pacific Aiport Engie (ground handler):

Flight status

View our flight status page for arrival information.


Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Noumea International Associated Lounge (Aircalin)


Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately 45 minutes drive from the town centre.Car parking is available.  A fee will be charged.
Taxis Approximately XPF9,000 one way to the city.
Shuttle buses Approximately XPF3,000 per person via a private shuttle service to the town centre or Magenta domestic airport (located in heart of town).
Bus Approximately XPF400 per person to the town centre.
Lists the transport options for getting to and from Noumea airport.

Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.