Air Tahiti Nui

For the domestic airline, see Air Tahiti.
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
Airport lounge International Lounge
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.[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]


Immeuble Dexter, the head office of Air Tahiti Nui in Papeete


As of July 2015, Air Tahiti Nui serves the following destinations:[4]

City Country Airport
AucklandNew ZealandAuckland International Airport
Los AngelesUnited StatesLos Angeles International Airport
PapeeteFrench PolynesiaFaa'a International Airport[Hub]
ParisFranceParis-Charles de Gaulle International Airport
TokyoJapanNarita International Airport

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

Codeshare agreements

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


Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-300

The Air Tahiti Nui fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[6]

Air Tahiti Nui Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Seats Notes
J W Y Total
Airbus A340-300 5 30 0 264 294 To be phased out by 2019 by the Boeing 787-9.[7]
Boeing 787-9 4 TBA 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
  4. Air Tahiti Nui Route Information
  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 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 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."

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