Air Tahiti Nui launches its latest B787-9 Dreamliner between Paris and Papeete, beautifully starting its Summer 19 season. With this additional aircraft, the Tahitian airline is continuing to upgrade its fleet, started in 2018, year of its twenty years.
Air Tahiti Nui has been deployed its B787-9 Dreamliner on the route from Paris to Papeete via Los Angeles since 28 March. With this aircraft, celebrated by the traditional water salute of the SSLIA firefighters of Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Air Tahiti Nui enriched its fleet of the flagship of Boeing factories, renamed “The Tahitian Dreamliner” by the Polysesian airline.
“Now 20 years old, our company is proud to introduce its new fleet. For 20 years we have successfully fulfilled our mission of opening up links between French Polynesia and the rest of the world, while forging a certain business acumen on the destination.” Michel Monvoisin, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Air Tahiti Nui
The Papeete-Faa’a-based airline operated an ‘inaugural’ flight on 26 March to present its 787-9 to its many partners gathered in the A38 boarding lounge. The aircraft is configured to accommodate 30 passengers in Business class, 32 in ‘Moana Premium’ and 232 in Economy, making a total of 294 seats in its new cabins.
Air Tahiti Nui currently operates two of the four Dreamliners it has ordered (the two latest ones purchased straight from Boeing are to be delivered by next August); it will then operate all its flights between mainland France and French Polynesia on 787-9 aircraft.
ATN operates flights between Paris and Papeete via Los Angeles every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays.