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Air Tahiti Nui is the national airline of French Polynesia which operates flights from its hub airport at Faa'a International Airport.

Air Tahiti Nui serves Auckland, Los Angeles, Papeete, Paris, Tokyo, Noumea, Seoul and many more.
Air Tahiti is the domestic airline of French Polynesia. Please click here for domestic flights with Air Tahiti.
The airline has codeshare partners including American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air New-Zealand, Qantas, AirCalin and Korean Air and was founded in 1996.
Air Tahiti Nui's fleet of Airbus A340-300s provides service to Tahiti from Paris, Los Angeles, Auckland and Tokyo. With partnership and codeshare agreements, the airline has extended their route network to include 39 major cities, including Sydney and New York.
Air Tahiti Nui connects the South Pacific and four continents. It positions itself as the main carrier serving French Polynesia with four daily flights to the destination. 
Air Tahiti Nui's Poerava Business Class offers 32 "Evolys" seats that recline to 160 degrees and offer optimal comfort. Laid out with a 152cm pitch between rows for better intimacy, particular for travelling couples, the seat's hard back shell allows the passenger to recline without crowding the space of the passenger seated behind.
Air Tahiti Nui offers Business Class travellers access to full service lounges. 

Air Tahiti Nui allows passengers 1 piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg and maximum dimensions of 115 cm.
For checked baggage allowance, Air Tahiti Nui allowed passengers 1 piece of baggage with 23 kgs maximum weight for both Moana Economy Class and Poerava Business Class.


Frequent Flyer Program

Air Tahiti Nui operates a Club Tiare Frequent Flyer Program to reward regular travellers with the airline.
Every Air Tahiti Nui flight earns miles except when travelling on a promotional airfare and there are three tiers of membership:
Club Tiare Tahia
Club Tiare Silver
Club Tiare Gold

February 2018

Founder of Air Vanuatu attempts to set up new airline to compete with Air Tahiti

Four months ago, Bill Ravel, a New Caledonia-based businessman lodged an application to set up a new airline, called Islands, to compete against Air Tahiti. The new company has told Tahiti-infos that it has received no official reply and now wants the court to formalise the apparent rejection. It also said that there was no legal obstacle to be issued a license. Mr Ravel, who founded Air Calin and Air Vanuatu, wants to use Embraer aircraft to fly to the territory's five archipelagos, undercutting Air Tahiti's fares by 15 to 20 percent. He also said the plan was also to fly to the Cook Islands twice a week and to Samoa three times a week. Last year, transport minister Luc Faatau said he feared the new airline would only fly to the most lucrative destinations, such as Bora Bora. He said additional taxes may then have to be levied to sustain unprofitable flights operated by Air Tahiti to many of the 40 smaller islands.



August 2017
Air Tahiti Nui to replace A340s in 2018
French Polynesian carrier Air Tahiti Nui is preparing for a major upgrade of its long-haul international fleet in 2018, when it will begin the replacement of its Airbus A340s with Boeing 787-9s.

The carrier has four 787s on order—two leased and two purchased. These will replace four A340-300s it operates on flights to Auckland and Tokyo, and on a route to Paris via Los Angeles.
The 787-9s are scheduled to arrive between October 2018 and September 2019. The leased aircraft will enter the fleet first, followed by the two purchased aircraft in 2019. Cabin configuration is still being finalized, and training is expected to begin next year.

Air Tahiti Nui reported a profit of €19 million ($23 million) for 2016, down 54% from the previous year. Revenue was down by 1% to €298 million, and operating costs were essentially flat. Traffic and capacity were both up by 1%, while load factor remained stable at 76%.

May 2017
Air Tahiti Nui announced in the first quarter of 2018 once again plans service increase on Papeete – Tokyo Narita route, with the addition of 3rd weekly flight. In Northern winter 2017/18 season, the 3rd weekly will be served from 20FEB18 to 28MAR18, departing Papeete on Tuesdays, Tokyo and Wednesdays.

TN078 PPT0700 – 1405+1NRT 343 257
TN077 NRT1740 – 0940PPT 343 136



January 2017
Air Tahiti Nui announced an extension to codeshare agreement with American Airlines
American travelers will be able to fly direct from Los Angeles to Paris-CDG, while Tahitian travelers will have better and easier access to new cities being added to the Air Tahiti Nui route network. With these new developments, American Airlines has extended its code on Air Tahiti Nui’s Los Angeles to Paris-CDG flights. Air Tahiti Nui has also extended its code to 5 new cities in North America on American Airlines with Charlotte, Portland, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Toronto. 

October 2016
Air Tahiti Nui revealed its new fleet of long-haul aircraft will be connected with broadband in-flight Wi-Fi
The French Polynesian national carrier is planning to take delivery of four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in the coming years, replacing its existing fleet of Airbus A340s. In addition, it has now been confirmed that these new jets will be equipped with Panasonic’s latest eX3 in-flight entertainment system and the ExConnect Wi-Fi system. This satellite-based network is aimed at offering internet speeds similar to those available on the ground.



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Popular Routes


Faa'a Airport   Auckland


Faa'a Airport    Los Angeles


Faa'a Airport    Papeete


Auckland   Faa'a Airport


Faa'a Airport   Tokyo




The Fleet


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Faa'a International Airport

HUB Airport


Faa'a International Airport is the main airport on island of Tahiti, French Polynesia and is the hub airport for both Air Tahiti and Air Tahiti Nui.

Airlines which fly to and from this airport include Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Hawaiian Airline and LAN Airlines. It has one runaway and can handle nearly 1.5 million passengers every year. 







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Air Tahiti Nui The "new" international airline of French Polynesia, Air Tahiti Nui links Tahiti with Europe (Paris), USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. With a young fleet of Airbus A340 aircraft (arguably the best aircraft for the job of flying long trans-Pacific sectors), and a reputation for friendly inflight service, this is a great alternative when you are heading for the South Seas. ________________________________________ Air Tahiti Nui Flights Now ten years old, Air Tahiti Nui is based in Papeete, and enjoys the support of the Government of French Polynesia (its major shareholder), but is licensed by the French Civil Aviation Authority. All three classes of inflight service are competitively priced compared with rival carriers over the Pacific, and offer a great combination of Polynesian colour with a touch of French flair. 264 "Moana" (Economy) class seats are arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration, maximising the availability of window and aisle seats. In Flight Entertainment includes movies and interactive games - on individual seat-back screens. The 24-seat "Poerava Business" class offers 150 degree reclining sleeper seats and personal video screens in a six-abreast layout (2-2-2). With just six fully-reclining seats in a single-row at the front of the aircraft, "Poerava First" class offers an exceptionally exclusive experience. Air Tahiti Nui Flights to Papeete Take the Eurostar to Paris, and get the South Pacific vibe from the start of your (very long) flight with Air Tahiti Nui - complete with tropical flowers, (and decent French wine). Despite the ultra-modern Airbus fleet, the in-flight service reminds us of a bygone era - when passengers were guests and flying was less a test of endurance. This is important, because these are LONG journies. If you are travelling to or from Paris, consider breaking the journey at Los Angeles, get a decent night’s sleep in an airport hotel, and arrive in Tahiti ready to relax. If time is pressing, consider a class upgrade. Subject to availability you can sometimes bag a low-cost upgrade at the check-in desk. Beware of the fact that many Air Tahiti Nui’s routes are operated as "code shares" with Air France, Japan Air Lines or Qantas. Make sure you check the "operating carrier" when you book to avoid disappointment. Alternative Airlines the UK site for immediate confirmed on-line bookings. Airbus A340 aircraft link four continents from Air Tahiti Nui’s main base at Faa’a International Airport. The carrier’s mission (shared with many others!) is to become "...the first choice of travellers on the routes that we fly." Air Tahiti Nui offer 3 classes, First class "PoeravaFirst" Business class "Club Poerava" and Economy Class "Moana Class", and names all of its aircraft after some of French Polynesia’s most beautiful Islands.

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