Air Moorea

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Air Moorea
Air Moorea Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
QE TAH AIR MOOREA
Founded1968
Ceased operations2010
HubsFaa'a International Airport
Focus citiesMoorea
HeadquartersFaaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France
Websitehttp://www.airmoorea.pf

Air Moorea was a French airline based on the grounds of Faa'a International Airport in Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France[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]

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]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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 (Temae 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Company Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine." 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. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "News releases: Viking Air". Archived from the original on 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2008-06-24.

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