Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 31 October 1996 (1996-10-31)
Commenced operations 20 November 1998 (1998-11-20)
Hubs Faa'a International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Club Tiare
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, French Polynesia, France.[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. 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, currently consisting of five Airbus A340-300s. They will be replaced by four Boeing 787-9s, which are due to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.[3]



As of July 2018, Air Tahiti Nui serves the following destinations:[4]

City Country Airport Notes/Refs
AucklandNew ZealandAuckland International Airport
Los AngelesUnited StatesLos Angeles International Airport
PapeeteFrench Polynesia, FranceFa'a'a International AirportHub
ParisFranceParis-Charles de Gaulle International Airport
TokyoJapanNarita International Airport

The airline also previously served destinations including New York City, Osaka, and Sydney.

Codeshare agreements

Air Tahiti Nui codeshares with the following airlines:[5]


The Air Tahiti Nui fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[6]

Air Tahiti Nui Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y+ Y Total
Airbus A340-300 5 32 264 296 To be phased out by 2019
To be replaced by the Boeing 787-9.[7]
Boeing 787-9 4 30 32 232 294[8] To be delivered by 2019.[7]
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. 1 2 Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. "Air Tahiti Nui finalizes order for two B787-9s". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  4. "Air Tahiti Nui Route Information". Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  5. "Profile on Air Tahiti Nui". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-30. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  6. "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 14.
  7. 1 2 "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."
  8. "Air Tahiti Nui schedules Boeing 787 Nov 2018 launch". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-04-11.

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