Tahiti: Airline to Purchase 2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Airlines and Aviation

Air Tahiti Nui announces plans to expand its fleet by purchasing 2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which will complement the airline's current fleet of Airbus 340-300 aircraft.

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Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-313. Photo Credit: Andrew J. Muller.


Air Tahiti Nui plans to buy 2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with a value of US$514 million at current list prices. The airline's current fleet comprises 4 Airbus A340-300s.

“The 787-9 will provide Air Tahiti Nui with superior performance, range capabilities, and economics, while its passengers will enjoy the Dreamliner’s unique features such as higher humidity, lower cabin altitude, and the largest windows of any current commercial airplane, providing a commanding view of the horizon above beautiful Tahiti throughout the airplane," says Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Established in 1996, Air Tahiti Nui is the flag-carrier for French Polynesia. The airline maintains a hub at Faa'a International Airport in Papeeti on the island of Tahiti.

The airline flies to the following international travel destinations: Auckland, New Zealand; Los Angeles, California; Paris, France; Sydney, Australia; and Tokyo, Japan.

Air Tahiti Nui is one of 7 airlines serving French Polynesia. It is also served by Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Caledonie International, Air Tahiti, Hawaiian Airines, and Lan Chile, which flies from Papeete to Santiago, Chili, by way of Easter Island.

French Polynesia is French Overseas Collectivity. It comprises 118 islands within 5 archipelagos. It has a population of 274,000 people.

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