Air Tahiti Nui

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Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded31 October 1996; 22 years ago (1996-10-31)
Commenced operations20 November 1998; 20 years ago (1998-11-20)
HubsFaa'a International Airport
Frequent-flyer programClub Tiare
Fleet size6
Company sloganWhere the journey begins
HeadquartersPapeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Key peopleMichel Monvoisin, CEO

Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline with its head office in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.[1] It operates long-haul flights from its home base at Faa'a International Airport.[2]


Immeuble Tuarata, the head office of Air Tahiti Nui in Faaa

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 (84.4%) along with other local investors. Currently, Air Tahiti Nui has 782 employees.[2]

In May 2015, Air Tahiti Nui announced its intention to replace its entire fleet, then consisting of five Airbus A340-300 aircraft. They will be replaced by four Boeing 787-9 aircraft, which are due to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.[3]

In April 2018, in anticipation of its new fleet of Boeing 787-900s, Air Tahiti Nui launched its redesigned brandmark and updated typography. The redesigned logo is a joint collaboration between Future Brand and Polynesian contemporary artist Alexander Lee.[4] The re-drawn brandmark represents a tiare flower (emblem of the airline since its beginning) in a 2/3 view, with the profile of a vahine (woman, in Tahitian) in its pistil; a node to Tahiti's reputation for beautiful women and flowers in the South Seas. [5]

The new flower, the third logo in the history of the brand, does not appear on the airline's 787 livery.



As of August 2019, Air Tahiti Nui serves the following destinations:[6]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport Terminated
France Paris Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport
French Polynesia Papeete Faa'a International Airport Hub
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport Terminated
Tokyo Narita International Airport
New Zealand Auckland Auckland International Airport
United States Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport
New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminated

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Air Tahiti Nui codeshares with the following airlines:[7]


As of August 2019, the Air Tahiti Nui fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9]

Air Tahiti Nui fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers Notes
C Y+ Y Total
Airbus A340-300 2 32 264 296 To be phased out by end of 2019 and replaced by Boeing 787-9s[10]
Boeing 787-9 4 30 32 232 294[11] To be delivered by Q2 2019 to replace Airbus A340-300s[10]
Total 6


  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 finalizes order for two B787-9s". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
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  6. ^ "Route Map - Air Tahiti Nui".
  7. ^ "Profile on Air Tahiti Nui". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-30. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  8. ^ "Air Tahiti Nui / LATAM begins codeshare service from late-Aug 2018". Routesonline. 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Air Tahiti Nui Fleet Details and History".
  10. ^ a b "Air Tahiti Nui partners with Boeing for new aircraft". Air Tahiti Nui (Press release). 2 March 2015.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (22 March 2018). "Air Tahiti Nui schedules Boeing 787 Nov 2018 launch". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

External links[edit]

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