Affordable Travel Guide to Air Tahiti Nui

Start Your South Pacific Vacation Right; Fly Local

Air Tahiti Nui

Established in 1996 Air Tahiti Nui went into operations two years later and in 2009 won the prestigious Skytrax award for being the best of the best airlines in the Pacific region. It operates a fleet of modern, reliable Airbus A340-300 airplanes that each carry 294 passengers, plus crew; these are hardy aircraft that are suitable for the long flights necessitated by Tahiti’s distance from major markets, with the exception of “closer” places like Australia and New Zealand.

Tahiti Air Nui is the official international air carrier of French Polynesia. Its air schedule offers return flights from major, upscale tourist markets such as:

  • Tokyo, Japan (Tahitian cabin crews on these flights speak Japanese)
  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • Paris, France
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sydney, Australia

Travelers from other points in Europe and Canada join the airline at their France and California departure points. Many vacationers and business travelers from Europe and North America who are en route to Australia and New Zealand find it easier on their body clocks and their state of relaxation to stop over in Tahiti for a few days.

Air Tahiti Nui has experienced pilots and cabin crews who are multi-lingual, and speak French, English, the local Tahitian dialect, and Japanese. The airline is headquartered in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on Tahiti. The aircraft fleet’s individual monikers are all French Polynesian islands, including:

With its distinctive blue and turquoise graphics, resembling soft waves, and a white flower on the tail, Air Tahiti Nui’s “paint job” is almost as pretty as its destination. Partnered with U.S.A. airlines American and Delta, Air Tahiti Nui offers a loyalty rewards program with graduated benefits. The standard Club Tiare membership has excellent perquisites from bookings to rewards miles, the Silver offers 30,000 reward miles and the Gold 60,000 miles. To fully experience Tahiti vacations, the immersion begins on Air Tahiti Nui.

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