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An Air Tahiti Nui 787-9 at the Paris Airshow (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

French bee, Air Tahiti Nui Avoiding U.S. Stopovers, Fly Paris to Tahiti Nonstop

The Coronavirus outbreak has been wreaking havoc on the aviation industry around the globe. This has been exasperated by the U.S. government's decision to ban non-citizens from entering the United States if they have travelled to several European countries in the past 14 days. The decision has been particularly hard for airlines that utilize the U.S. as a stopover on long-haul flights. Two airlines, French bee and Air Tahiti Nui, are changing their operations to prevent disruptions to travellers.   Both…

Air Tahiti Nui Goes from All-Airbus to All-Boeing, Retires Last…

Air Tahiti Nui has retired its last Airbus A340-300, once the flagship of its fleet, and is now an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner airline. The French Polynesian carrier started its transition less than a year ago, taking delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing’s North Charleston facility in October…

A New Longest Flight in the World? Inside Air Tahiti…

Despite being on the other side of the world from its home country, French Polynesia in the South Pacific is firmly part of France. A holdover from France’s colonial past, French Polynesia consists of over 100 islands, the most populous and well-known of which is Tahiti, all of which are…

Sneak Peek: Air Tahiti Nui’s First Dreamliner Is Nearing Completion

With an expected introduction date of November 2018, Air Tahiti Nui is seeing major advances in the painting and configuration of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Today, the French Polynesian carrier revealed pictures of the ongoing livery painting that is being performed in Boeing's North Charleston, S.C. factory ahead of…