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Air Tahiti Nui Flights

Established in 1996, Air Tahiti Nui is French Polynesia’s flagship carrier, operating international service to and from Faa’a International Airport from their hub, the capital of Tahiti, Papeete (PPT).

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Air Tahiti Nui's international destinations include Australia and New Zealand, Japan, France and The United States with Air Tahiti Iti operating domestic, inter-island flights.

Seating Options

Air Tahiti Nui offers travellers two classes of service on all of their planes. A 2013 retrofit eliminates the first class cabin, adds to the business class cabin and enhances comfort throughout the aircraft. Inspired by the natural beauty of the South Pacific, you’ll find large Paul Gauguin replicas, turquoise, ocean blue upholstery and mother of pearl detail, giving the airline a boutique feel.

Moana Class (Economy)

A new, more spacious seat gives economy travellers an impressive 18 inches between armrests, a pitch of 32 inches and a 10% recline. Each seat has a USB port for power supply. Seats are configured 2-4-2 with a total of 264 seats.

Poerava Class (Business)

Expanding from 24 to 32 seats, business class travellers can expect a two by two seat configuration giving every seat either a window or an aisle. The new “shell-seat’‘ concept offers added privacy and room as reclining passengers in front of you don’t encroach on your space. The seats thh3selves are angled lie-flat style with a 60 inch pitch, 20 inches wide and recline 160%. Power for each seat is available through a USB port or standard electrical outlet.

In-flight Options


Personal, in-flight entertainment is revamped in the form of touch screen, seatback monitors in both classes of service on all flights; a nine inch screen in economy and 12 inch screen in business class. Programming includes a choice of 14 movies, 24 television programs and 15 different games per flight, along with a duty free catalogue, Tahiti information station and guide, music channels and in-flight menus.


Air Tahiti Nui prides itself on their restaurant quality meals, influenced by French, Japanese and Polynesian flavours and accompanied by vintage wines selected by an in-house French sommelier. Special meal requests to accommodate dietary and/or religious needs can be made at time of booking or at least 36 hours prior to departure.


All passengers must check-in directly with the airline at the airport, at least 2-3 hours prior to departure, as there is currently no online check-in available.

Checked Baggage

Economy passengers have a free checked baggage allowance of one piece, not exceeding 23kg/50lbs, while business class guests are allowed two pieces checked, not to exceed 32kg/70lb per piece. Total length + width + height dimensions cannot exceed 62”/158cm in either class booked. Any piece in excess of the above weight guidelines will incur an excess baggage fee, anywhere from $55USD - $200USD, depending on the excess amount. The maximum total number of checked bags in either class is four pieces, per traveller (over two years of age). Any single piece weighing over 32kg/70lbs is not allowed to be checked and must be carried as freight, arranged through a freight provider. Sports equipment such as surf board, golf or diving gear is carried free of charge, in addition to the above allowance but must be checked in as over-sized luggage. No checked baggage allowed for infants (under two years of age).

Carry-on Baggage

For all destinations in both classes of service, adults and children (from two years of age) are allowed one piece of carry-on baggage with maximum total dimensions not to exceed 45”/115cm (length + width + height) and that weighs no more than 22lbs/10kg. In addition to the above, one personal ith3 is also allowed, in the form of a handbag, purse/briefcase, laptop, infant bag, camera bag, etc. No carry-on baggage allowed for infants (under two years of age).


Air Tahiti Nui’s efficient fleet of five is entirely comprised of new generation A340-300 aircraft, featuring the quietest cabin in the sky and the latest in in-flight entertainment and technological innovation. Each aircraft is named after an island or atoll and all of the planes are configured the same.

Alliances, Clubs and Lounges

Club Tiare is Air Tahiti Nui’s frequent flyer and loyalty program allowing you to earn points every time you fly. While the redh3ption of points is currently available on Air Tahiti Nui flights only, points collected while flying airline partners American Airlines and Delta can be used to book or upgrade Air Tahiti Nui flights. All business class passengers receive access to a full-service Lounge in Papeete and access to shared lounges worldwide.

The Last Word

From its pleasant and stylish interior to its courteous and attentive service, Air Tahiti Nui puts you in the lap of luxury as soon as you board. Flight attendants change their uniforms to compliment the different meals served and instill a feeling of The South Pacific almost immediately. Whether it is a business trip or the honeymoon of your dreams, there’s only one true way to get to Tahiti and her islands.

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