Air Tahiti Nui is the only international airline of French Polynesia, commonly known as Tahiti. They operate a small fleet of Airbus aircraft on purely international routes to New Zealand, the USA, France and Japan from their hub at Fa’a’a International Airport, Papeete.
Name: Air Tahiti Nui
Hub: Fa’a’a International Airport, Papeete
Rewards Program: Club Tiare
NZ Routes: Auckland to Papeete
Partners: Air New Zealand, Qantas and Air France
Classes of Travel: Poerava Business Class and Moana Economy Class
Meals: All meals and drinks (including alcohol) are included. Special meals available.
Entertainment: Movies, TV shows, music and games included with personal seatback screens.
Luggage Allowance: One piece of checked luggage up to 23 kilograms and one piece of carry on up to 10 kilograms included on all Economy fares. Increased allowances apply for higher classes (see below).
Seat Selection: Your House of Travel consultant can assign seats on most flights for no extra charge.
Connectivity: All seats have a USB port.
- Air Tahiti Nui aim to start your French Polynesian experience as soon as you step onboard. All furnishings reflect colours of the lagoons and beaches, and they even go as far as putting the scent of the tropical tiare flower throughout the aircraft.
- Air Tahiti Nui only operate the massive A340 aircraft.
New Zealand: Auckland to Papeete.
Poerava Business Class: Business Class travellers have priority check in, priority luggage return, lounge access, an inseat power point, private cabin, larger TV, and a seat that reclines 160 degrees. An extra piece of checked luggage up to 23 kilograms is also allowed.
Fa’a’a International Airport, Papeete: This is a small airport with one terminal and only receives a few international flights each day. Because of its size, it’s pretty easy to navigate, however there’s always a bit of a queue when trying to get through customs/security. Unfortunately only parts of the terminal are airconditioned, which can make the waiting that bit more uncomfortable. There’s a very small number of shops and food outlets available. All domestic flights leave from the same terminal so connecting is easy. The airport is not open 24 hours.