Throwback Thursday
Air Moorea Dornier 228 (Photo: Paul Spijkers [GFDL ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Moorea

The islands of French Polynesia are a tropical getaway for many people each year, but traveling between islands can be a pain, with most of the main traffic filtering through Tahiti's Faa’a International Airport. A solution for the island of Moorea was the creation of Air Moorea in 1968. The carrier started service between Faa’a and Moorea by leasing various small prop airplanes. The airline found some early success, soon adding a full time Britten-Norman Islander in the 1980s to…