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Two newly connected, New Zealand and New Caledonia, after two years of waiting. The first weekly, regular passenger flight took place on Sunday in Tontota, allowing the return of Kago students stranded in the Kiwi country. On landing the first plane, emotional sequence.


Tensions rise on Sunday afternoon near the Tontota Coliseum. More than a few minutes, to Eric Cassano and Natalie Bally, before they find their daughter. ‘We are not far from collapse’Father divorces. After a 23-minute delay, the Aircalin finally arrived. Evidence with these photos by Natacha Lassauce-Cognard:

First passenger flight to New Zealand in two years



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Their daughter is on the plane. The student has been stuck for more than two years in Auckland due to the health crisis. However, on May 8, the air courses between Caledonia and New Zealand were restored. At the airport, the welcome committee is ready.

Upon the arrival of the first flight from Auckland in a long time, this welcome committee.



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“Banner”, and a lot of emotion when the long-awaited passenger passes through the doors. ‘It was too complicated’Get to know Deborah Cassano Bally. “Since I’ve lived in Auckland, we’ve had five times in total. But it’s better now. Even if it’s only for a few days, it feels good.” Deborah and New Caledonia students are relieved to resume alternating between Auckland and Tontota, with one Sunday and two flights from June.

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Reporting from Natasha Lasuis Cognard and Lina Waka Seo, soon to be found:

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If the Kiwi nation is reopening its borders, it is because it has almost reached its maximum vaccination rate against Covid. Since May 2, it has again received European citizens. What was first announced in October, then in July, but Introduced in May Because our big neighbor has already, according to his estimates, passed the peak of its pollution with the Omicron variant.

A welcome dance upon the arrival of the first scheduled flight between Auckland-Tontota since the beginning of 2020. The airport.  May 8, 2022

A welcome dance upon the arrival of the first regular flight between Auckland-Tontota since the start of 2020.



© Natacha Lassauce-Cognard / NC the 1st

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