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Air Tahiti Nui Goes from All-Airbus to All-Boeing, Retires Last A340

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 2018 and flying home via Oklahoma City and Los Angeles. The airline flew its final quad engine revenue flight on Tuesday night from Auckland, New Zealand to Papeete as TN102,…

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…

Air Tahiti Nui Details Plans for New 787 Fleet and…

Air Tahiti Nui announced its initial operation plans for the newest member of its fleet, the Boeing 787-9, dubbed the 'Tahitian Dreamliner." The airline has had two of the type on order since 2015, along with a lease for two additional airframes from Air Lease Corporation. The airline will start…

United Adds San Francisco to Tahiti Service

United Airlines has announced nonstop service from San Francisco to Tahiti starting on Oct. 30, 2018, marking the carrier's 13th new international destination this year. The new South Pacific route from the Bay Area to the gateway of Pape’ete (PPT) marks the first service to the island by a U.S. carrier…