Air Tahiti Nui Flights

A French Airlines based at Papeete in Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui has its base at the Faa’a International Airport and operates long haul flights to and from the airport. Founded on October 31, 1996, the airline commenced operations only on 20th November 1998. Currently the airline operates schedule flights to 5 destinations and has a fleet of 5 aircrafts. The airline operates international services for the low- and high-end leisure travel markets. Employing more than 728 employees, 84.4% of the airline's share is owned by the government of French Polynesia, while the rest of the shares are owned by local operators.

The airline announced in May 2015, that its entire existing fleet of five Airbus A340-300s will be replaced with four Boeing 787-9s, the delivery of which will begin from 2018. The airline has codeshare agreement with Aircalin at Nouméa, Air France at Paris, Air New Zealand at Auckland, American Airlines at Los Angeles, Korean Air at Seoul, Japan Airlines at Tokyo, Qantas from Auckland to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and Vietnam Airlines from Tokyo to Ho Chi Minh City. At present direct services are available for Auckland airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Faa’a International Airport at Papeete, Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and Narita International Airport in Tokyo along with New. Services to New York, Osaka and Sydney have been currently suspended. The airline has 5 airport lounges and the frequent flyer program operated by Air Tahiti Nui is called Club Tiare. Michel Monvoisin is the CEO of Air Tahiti Nui. ‘Where the Journey Begins’ is the tagline of the airline. 

Why fly with Air Tahiti Nui

How to Check-in

Passengers travelling with Air Tahiti Nui can avail only counter check-in as the option of online check-in is not available with the airline. Passengers are requested to check-in minimum of 2 hours before departure of international flights and 1 hour in case of domestic flight. Make sure you keep enough time in hands for security checks and other security checks. If you fail to check-in within the stipulated time, Air Tahiti Nui has the right to deny boarding to the respective passenger. Before you leave for the airport, carry your passport along with visa and other travel related documents.

Baggage Allowance and Fees

Depending upon the cabin of travel and frequent flyer status, the free checked baggage allowance may vary on Air Tahiti Nui. Passengers travelling in economy class are allowed to check-in 1 piece of baggage not exceeding 23 kg in weight. For business class travellers, the limit is 2 piece of bag weighing 32 kg each. Infants across all categories are allowed to check-in 1 Piece plus 1 folding stroller not exceeding 10 Kg. as cabin luggage the limit is 1 piece of bag of 10 kg along with a personal item. Excess baggage is charged anywhere between EUR 75 to 150, depending upon the Origin Country of the journey and number of pieces carried.


Since Air Tahiti Nui does not offer the option of online check-in, thus passengers cannot pre select their seats in advance. To request seat assignments, please contact our Air Tahiti Nui Reservations Office and the request of the passengers is generally acknowledged. At the airport, during the counter check-in, the airlines do not guarantee assigned seating due to operational reasons. You can make a request of your seat maximum of 72 hours prior to departure, Please note that exit and bulkhead rows can only be assigned at the airport.

Booking Fee

Passengers planning to travel with Air Tahiti Nui have multiple options as far as flight reservation in concerned. Tickets can be purchased online at the website of the airline s and the airline charge a small service fee for the same. The electronic tickets can be booked as early as one year from the date of travel. At present only credit card payments are valid for booking online tickets. Tickets can also be booked from the counter of the airline at the airport or from authorized travel agents in the city.

In Flight Entertainment

Tahiti Air Nui offers multiple in-flight entertainment options to make sure that the passengers have a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Reva Tahiti Magazine is the in-flight magazine which talks about the rich culture and variety of activities French Polynesia has to offer. Wide selection of movies, comfortable seats with good leg room, video games, and wide menu options, duty free shopping on board for fragrances, jewelry and souvenirs are also available for passengers.  

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