Air Tahiti Nui – connecting the Islands of Tahiti with Australia
Air Tahiti Nui operates a thrice weekly¹ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner direct flight schedule from Auckland², New Zealand to Papeete, Tahiti. The airline also connects the Islands of Tahiti with the USA, France, and Japan via scheduled services between Papeete-Los Angeles², Papeete-Tokyo² and Papeete-Paris via Los Angeles².
Connections from Australia with our New Zealand-Tahiti service are operated by our codeshare partner airline, Qantas, from Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.
The flight time between New Zealand and Tahiti is shorter than you might think. The average flight time for an Air Tahiti Nui operated flight from Auckland to Papeete is 4 hours 40 minutes. The average flight time in the reverse direction from Papeete to Auckland is 5 hours 45 minutes.
Domestic airline, Air Tahiti, operates interisland services that connect Papeete with other Tahitian islands.
Flights between New Zealand and Tahiti cross the international dateline. It is therefore very important that you take note of the flight arrival date in Papeete on your travel itinerary to ensure connecting flights and hotel booking dates match your international flight itinerary.
¹ drops to two flights per week seasonally.
² schedules currently suspended due to Government imposed border closures.
- Papeete - Los Angeles suspended until 01 May 2021
- Papeete - Tokyo suspended until 05 November 2021
- Papeete - Auckland suspended until 03 November 2021
- Papeete - Paris temporarily operated via Vancouver.