As you will see in the design details of The Tahitian Dreamliner, we at Air Tahiti Nui believe each of us serves as an ambassador of our homeland.
As we chart our course of the next 20 years, the idea of Nui will be a shining star that guides us forward. We will challenge ourselves to examine every part of the travel experience we provide our guests to find ways to make it more relaxing, more immersive, and more “Nui.”
Our Dreamliner fleet begins a new chapter in our proud history of connecting Tahiti to the world. We’ve selected what we believe to be the best aircraft flying the skies, the Boeing 787-9, and we’ve made it uniquely Tahitian. Come fly with us and be among the first to be carried to your dream destination on the wings of our Dreamliner.
Our Tahitian Dreamliner carries two red lines on its sides representing the flag of our home, a symbol of our people and the 118 different Islands of French Polynesia.
A collection of tattoos graces the rear portion of our fleet and tells a visual story about Tahiti and its people.
All international airplanes are assigned a 2 letter registration code designating its country of origin, and 3 more letters unique to each plane. We’ve used those 3 letters for meaningful Tahitian words: MUA, (forward), NUI (big), VAA (canoe), TOA (warrior). Woven together our fleet names have a hidden meaning: The warrior (TOA) going forward (MUA) in the great (NUI) canoe (VAA)!
Woven together our fleet names have a hidden meaning: The warrior (TOA) going forward (MUA) in the great (NUI) canoe (VAA)!
Like Tahiti in the air
Breath clean air
The unspoiled beauty of Tahiti may best be expressed in something visitors can’t see: the clear, fresh air. On The Tahitian Dreamliner, the air goes through an innovative purification method known as gaseous filtration. By cleaning the cabin air of gaseous contaminants and offensive odors, our guests will experience fewer throat, eye and nose irritations.
Take in the view
The windows are the largest of any jet – almost 80% percent larger than our previous fleet– and positioned higher, so every passenger can see out to the horizon for visual relief and an open cabin feel. Windows can be dimmed electronically at the touch of a button, allowing you to choose the brightness you prefer.
Your forecast : low pressure and comfortable humidity
Intercontinental travel can take its toll on your body and steal time away from the point of your vacation, to relax and refresh. The Tahitian Dreamliner addresses two common sources of fatigue from travel. While most airplanes are pressurized to a typical cabin altitude of 6,500 to 7,000 feet, a stronger composite fuselage means the 787 can be pressurized to 6,000 feet, which studies have demonstrated is significantly more comfortable. The cabin also delivers a higher humidity level than in other airplanes, which has been shown to reduce symptoms of dryness and increase comfort for passengers.
More features, less impact
Escape the noise
Breaking waves, gently swaying palm leaves, a melodic “Maūru’uru” (thank you). This is the pleasant soundscape of Tahiti. The Tahitian Dreamliner generates a 60 percent smaller sound footprint than that of the airplanes it replaces. Advances by General Electric in engines and engine casings reduce noise and make travel more pleasant for guests, crew and those that live near airports.
As if like a traditional outrigger canoe gliding across a calm lagoon, The Tahitian Dreamliner cuts through the air using Smoother Ride Technology. Smart sensors detect turbulence as it comes and adjust control surfaces automatically. The result: up-and-down movement is reduced for a consistently smooth, more comfortable HELP PROTECT THE ISLANDS ride and an eightfold reduction in motion sickness..
A New Premium Cabin and Class Configuration
Our famous Poerava Business Class has been enhanced with the introduction of a 180-degree full-flat seat designed by Rockwell Collins. The Parallel Diamond, designed to optimize space, includes a wide range of storage areas. The cabin features a total of 30 seats configured in five rows on a six-abreast (2-2-2) arrangement.
Installed at a 60 inches of pitch, the new business class product moves into a fully flat 78 inches bed for sleeping. Each seat is equipped with a luxurious cushion and cover comfort system for restful travel. The seats also offer an individual touch screen remote control for the inflight entertainment system, personal lighting and privacy divider.
The onboard amenities include: a thick duvet, one large and comfortable pillow and a luxury kit of accessories.
Services and entertainment in Moana Premium™ economy class
Moana Premium™ economy class passengers benefit from a dedicated check-in area and priority boarding.
Our aircraft are equipped with the most advanced entertainment systems: the Panasonic eX3. You can enjoy numerous choices on touch screens measuring 33 cm diagonally and positioned in front of each seat. Select from among a large selection of films and series, music and video games. Access a unique selection of documentaries that will allow you to discover Polynesia through its culture, its news, its public figures, or its simply breathtaking scenery. And for a more personalized travel experience, enjoy high-speed Internet with our on-board Wi-Fi.
The two Moana Economy class cabins feature a total of 232 seats specially designed for long-haul travel by ZODIAC Aerospace. The Z300’s articulating seat pan makes it one of the best next generation long-range economy class seats available in the industry. The economy class seats are installed on a nine-abreast (3-3-3) configuration with a pitch of 31 inches offering a seat recline of 6 inches for improved comfort.
The onboard amenities include: a comfortable polar blanket, one confortable pillow and a complete kit of personal accessories.
Stay entertained and connected
At every turn, Tahiti excites and entertains. While on board our Tahitian Dreamliners, you’ll have access to Panasonic’s most advanced Inflight Entertainment (IFE) system in operation today. Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) at every seat through multi-touch screens ensures that every passenger enjoys an immersive and entertaining experience while onboard. Business class seats will be equipped with 16-inch screens, Premium Economy will feature 13-inch screens and Economy class will have 12-inch screens.
Guests will be able to stay connected with Panasonic’s eXConnect satellite broadband during the airline’s short- and long-haul flights from Los Angeles, Paris, Auckland and Tokyo to Tahiti. Additionally, high speed internet will be accessible directly with the in-seat system and via PDA through onboard Wi-Fi.