Air Tahiti Nui

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Not to be confused with Air Tahiti.
Air Tahiti Nui
Founded October 31, 1996; 18 years ago (1996-10-31)
Commenced operations November 20, 1998; 16 years ago (1998-11-20)
Hubs Faa'a International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Club Tiare
Airport lounge International Lounge
Fleet size


Company slogan Where the journey begins.
Headquarters Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Key people Michel Monvoisin (CEO)
Immeuble Dexter, the head office
Nuku Hiva (Airbus A340) at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo

Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline and is French Polynesia's flag carrier[citation needed] airline with its head office in the Immeuble Dexter in Papeete, Tahiti.[1] It operates international services for the low and high-end leisure travel markets. Its main base is Faa'a International Airport, Papeete.[2]


Air Tahiti Nui was established on 31 October 1996 and commenced flight operations on 20 November 1998. It is the first international airline based in Papeete, Tahiti, formed to develop inbound tourism. The government of French Polynesia is the major shareholder (61.7%) along with other local investors. Currently, Air Tahiti Nui has 782 employees.[2]


Air Tahiti Nui serves the following destinations (as of April 2012):[3]

[Hub] Hub
Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Auckland  New Zealand AKL NZAA Auckland Airport
Los Angeles  United States LAX KLAX Los Angeles International Airport
New York City  United States JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport [4]
Osaka  Japan KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport
Papeete  French Polynesia PPT NTAA Faa'a International Airport [Hub]
Paris  France CDG LFPG Charles de Gaulle Airport
Tokyo  Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport
Sydney  Australia SYD YSSY Sydney Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Air Tahiti Nui has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


An Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340 departs Los Angeles International Airport. (2009)

The Air Tahiti Nui fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of February 2015):[6][7]

Air Tahiti Nui Fleet
Aircraft Total On Order ±Poerava Business Moana Coach Economy Total Passengers Notes
Airbus A340-300 4 0 5 32 264 296 To be replaced by 787-9
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 0 4 TBA TBA TBA TBA replacing A340-300 in Q4 2018


  1. ^ "Contacter." Air Tahiti Nui. Retrieved on 2 February 2011. "Tahiti - Siège social Immeuble Dexter – Pont de L’Est – Papeete BP 1673 – 98713 Papeete – Tahiti."
  2. ^ a b Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ Air Tahiti Nui Route Information
  4. ^ "Air Tahiti Nui launches first-ever nonstop service between New York & South Pacific" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-04. 
  5. ^ "AirCalin / Air Tahiti Nui to Start Codeshare Service from late-March 2015". 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Air Tahiti Nui Fleet Information retrieved 2010-01-30.
  7. ^ New Cabin in 2013

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