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New Country Manager for Aircalin Australia

November 11, 2016 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Aircalin is pleased to welcome Chris Thistlethwaite as the new Country Manager for Australia.


Chris was previously employed by Helloworld Limited where he held various roles including National Operations Manager and National Sales Manager for the Harvey World Travel Network. Chris has 17 years of experience in the travel industry in Sales, Management, Operations and Business Development.

Chris will now be heading up Aircalin, the international airline and proud ambassador of New Caledonia. The full service airline with a French touch offers 6 direct flights a week from Sydney, 3 from Brisbane and 3 from Melbourne to our closest pacific neighbour Noumea.

“During 2015 we have seen a +15.4% growth in tourism for New Caledonia from Australia and so far +6.8% vs 2015. Chris will continue to work actively with the destination, hoteliers and trade partners to promote New Caledonia highlighting all the great characteristics of Aircalin and the destination” said, Aircalin Product Marketing Manager, Nathalie Mermoud.

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