By Nahrain John @karryontravel10 Jul 2018Aussies will have more choice for travel to their closest South Pacific neighbour year-round and over the Christmas holidays as Aircalin increases services between Australia and New Caledonia. Commencing 4 December 2018, the airline will fly an additional Tuesday flight on the Brisbane-Noumea route, while from 12 December, the carrier will operate an extra Wednesday service between Sydney and Noumea. The extra flights bring the carrier’s operations from Brisbane up to four-times weekly and increase Sydney services to daily. Image: Aircalin/Facebook In addition to the regular weekly operations, the carrier will also increase capacity from mid-December to mid-February on its regional network with more than 17 flights from Brisbane, 12 from Sydney and nine from Auckland. The airline’s General Manager for Australia, Chris Thistlethwaite, said the increase in capacity will help meet strong demand, particularly from Brisbane where more than 35,000 were carried in 2017. Image: Aircalin/Facebook “This route [Brisbane-Noumea] has seen strong growth in traffic, with an increase of +20 percent since 2013.” Chris Thistlethwaite, Aircalin General Manager for Australia “Australian’s have made a significant contribution, with more Queenslanders discovering the Melanesian culture, amazing French food and beautiful beaches, only two hours flying from Brisbane.” READ: How to enjoy New Caledonia’s stunning lagoon READ: Aussies are heading to New Caledonia for the weekend READ: How to fit New Caledonia into a long weekend Is New Caledonia on your bucketlist for 2018? Other stories you may like PRETTY FLY: Five reasons China Eastern is leading the way in Chinese carriers TOUCH DOWN! Samoa Airways launches non-stop flights to Brisbane FEEL CAPTIVATED IN CAIRO: Celebrate 15 years of Etihad Airways and WIN!