Air Moorea

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Air Moorea
Air Moorea Logo.png
IATA
ICAO
TAH
Callsign
AIR MOOREA
Founded 1968
Ceased operations 2010
Hubs Faa'a International Airport
Focus cities Moorea
Headquarters Faaa, Tahiti
Website http://www.airmoorea.pf

Air Moorea was an airline based on the grounds of Faa'a International Airport in Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia,[1][2] near Papeete. It operated passenger services within the Polynesian islands. Its main base was Faa'a International Airport.[3]

History[edit]

The airline started operations in September 1968 and was wholly owned by Air Tahiti.[3]

On 9 August 2007, an Air Moorea Flight 1121 with 19 passengers and one pilot on board crashed into the lagoon about a minute after takeoff from Moorea Airport (Tamae Airport) on the French Polynesian island of Moorea, with the loss of 20 lives. The flight was heading for the Tahiti, Faa'a International Airport.

The airline stated that this was its first crash in its 39 year history.

As of November 2010, the airline appeared to have stopped operations.[4]

Fleet[edit]

An Air Moorea Twin Otter in Tahia Collins livery

The Air Moorea fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2007):[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Company." Air Moorea. Retrieved on 12 June 2011. "Our contact details Air Moorea - BP 6019 - 98702 Faa’a - Tahiti - French polynesia"
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. 70. "BP 6019, Faaa International Airport, Faaa, Tahiti French Polynesia"
  3. ^ a b c Flight International 27 March 2007
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ News releases: Viking Air

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