Air Tahiti Nui - Airline Information
Air Tahiti Nui is Tahiti’s international airline, commencing flights in 1998 and is the leading carrier to French Polynesia. Its main base is Faa'a International Airport, and it has its headquarters in Papeete. The airline operates a fleet of Airbus A340-300 aircraft on its non-stop flights from Sydney to Tahiti. Flights are then available directly on to New York. Air Tahiti Nui also offers flights to other destinations worldwide, including Paris, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
The airline has been voted Best Airline Pacific and Best Cabin Crew Australia/Pacific at the Skytrax Awards every year between 2003 and 2007. All crew members are fluent in English, Tahitian and French, with Japanese speakers available on the Tokyo flights.
Passengers should reconfirm their flights with the airline at least 48 hours prior to departure. Groups of 10 or more travelling from Australia can obtain a quote for flight prices online or by telephoning the airline.
Why Fly On Air Tahiti
Founded in 1953, this small private French airline operates all of its flights out of their main hub at Faa’a International Airport. They are the driving force of the economy and tourism of the French Polynesia. They also contribute to medical, school and administrative transport between Tahiti and the islands. The airline operates a fleet size of 12 aircraft, most of which include the ATR 72-500 which is a twin engine turbo prop short haul aircraft with a seating capacity of 66 passengers. In addition, the airline has 8 new ATR 72-600 aircraft on order, with a seating capacity of 89 passengers
Air Tahiti Flights
Air Tahiti currently has a network that covers 47 of the country’s island in the French Polynesia including the Cook Islands and connects more than 90% of the population.
Air Tahiti Holidays
The airline does not offer any all-inclusive hotel and airfare deals however they do give you the option to book multi island passes allowing you to visit more than one island on the same trip.
On Board Air Tahiti
Due to the relatively small size of their aircraft, the airline only offers a single class seating on their flights. The seats are arranged in a 2-2 configuration including a standard width of 17.5 inches and slight reclining capability and plenty of elbow room. There is no in-flight entertainment as passengers can entertain themselves through the window with the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and islands throughout the flight. Sandwiches and beverages are offered on board for purchase on certain flights.
Poerava - First Class
Poerava First is the First Class section of Air Tahiti Nui’s aircraft cabin, accommodating six passengers in luxury. Fully reclining seats are available with 12 inch television screens and personal telephones. Gourmet meals are available, matched with wines of famous vintages. Priority check in is offered, along with lounge access where available.
Club Poerava – Business Class
Business Class, or Club Poerava, caters for 24 passengers on each aircraft, with seats arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration. Seats have personal video screens, adjustable headrests and a recline which varies between 127 and 150 degrees dependent on the aircraft. Business Class passengers receive priority checking in and may use lounge facilities where they are available.
Moana - Economy Class
Moana Class offers passengers restaurant quality meals, reflecting the cuisine of the destinations mixed with French and Polynesian influences. Personal seat back video screens are now available on most aircraft, with a choice of movies and video games.
Booking Fights with Air Tahiti
Booking your flight with Air Tahiti is focused more on the local departures from their main hub, however if your are looking to travel to Tahiti from other countries, it is recommended you contact your travel agent for an all-inclusive package.
Air Tahiti Nui Frequent Flyer
The airline operates a frequent flyer program called Club Tiare, which was founded in 1998. Miles can be earned through flights with the airline which can then be redeemed for free flights, upgrades or additional baggage allowances. Club Tiare Tahia is available for individual membership. Club Tiare Fetii is a family membership card which allows all members of one family to accumulate points on one card. There is a small charge to become a member of Club Tiare Fetii.
American Airlines AAdvantage members and Northwest Airlines Worldperks members may redeem points from those schemes on Air Tahiti Nui.
Top destinations for this airline include Atlanta,
For more information go to http://www.airtahitinui.com or contact them at; 64 York Street,
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