Air Tahiti Nui

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Air Tahiti Nui
IATA ICAO Callsign
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 5
Destinations 5
Company slogan Where the journey begins
Headquarters Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Key people Michel Monvoisin, CEO

Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline with its head office in Papeete, Tahiti.[1] It operates long-haul flights from its home base at Faa'a International Airport.[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 and therefore operates international services for the low and high-end leisure travel markets. The government of French Polynesia is the major shareholder (84.4%) along with other local investors. Currently, Air Tahiti Nui has 782 employees.[2]

In May 2015, Air Tahiti Nui announced to replace its entire fleet currently consisting of five Airbus A340-300s. Therefore it will buy two and lease another two Boeing 787-9s which are due to be delivered in 2018.[3]


Immeuble Dexter, the head office of Air Tahiti Nui in Papeete


As of July 2015, Air Tahiti Nui serves the following destinations:[4]

City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Auckland  New Zealand AKL NZAA Auckland Airport
Los Angeles  United States LAX KLAX Los Angeles International Airport
Papeete  French Polynesia PPT NTAA Faa'a International Airport [Hub]
Paris  France CDG LFPG Charles de Gaulle Airport (via Los Angeles)
Tokyo  Japan NRT RJAA Narita International Airport

The airline also previously served destinations including New York - Kennedy (JFK),[5] Osaka - Kansai (KIX), and Sydney (SYD).

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Air Tahiti Nui has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-300

As of May 2015, the Air Tahiti Nui fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6][7]

Air Tahiti Nui Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Seats Notes
J W Y Total
Airbus A340-300 5 30 0 264 294 to be phased out by 2018[8]
Boeing 787-9 4 TBA replacing Airbus A340-300s by 2018[8]
Total 5 4


  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. ^
  4. ^ Air Tahiti Nui Route Information
  5. ^ "Air Tahiti Nui launches first-ever nonstop service between New York & South Pacific" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ Air Tahiti Nui Fleet Information retrieved 2010-01-30.
  7. ^ New Cabin in 2013
  8. ^ a b "Air Tahiti Nui partners with Boeing for new aircraft".  "Air Tahiti Nui has announced that it will replace its entire long haul fleet with four new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Delivery is expected to begin during the fourth quarter of 2018, coinciding with the company’s 20th anniversary celebrations."

External links[edit]

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