Noumea Airport is located on island of New Caledonia, a Pacific island territory which is part of France. As a nation made up of many small islands, New Caledonia requires a network of well-maintained airports. For this reason, the Airport is currently a very important entry point onto the main island of the country. On average over a quarter of a million passengers use the airport each year. The airport is less than 3 miles away from the city of Noumea, the regional capital of New Caledonia. People who are looking to move on from the airport may be interested in taking advantage of the Sixt car rental facility which is located on site.