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APEX 2020 : Air Tahiti Nui winner of the Passenger Choice Award™ for Best Seat Comfort for the South Pacific Region


PAPEETE, TAHITI (November 13, 2019)

After being named “FIVE STAR MAJOR AIRLINE” in APEX’s Official Airline RatingsTM,  Air Tahiti Nui is the winner of the APEX 2020 Regional Passenger Choice Award™ for Best Seat Comfort in the South Pacific Region.

In partnership with TripIt® from Concur®, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app, the 2020 APEX Passenger Choice Awards gathered anonymous third-party passenger feedback and insights. Using a five-star scale, more than one million flights were rated by passengers across nearly 600 airlines from around the world between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

It’s a new great reward for Air Tahiti Nui, which completed the renewal of its fleet last August, with 4 new Boeing Dreamliner 787-9.

The tri-class configuration of the aircrafts offers several levels of comfort. Each seat is designed to maximize the space available in the cabin while preserving the comfort of every passenger. The individual screen on each seat allows to enjoy the entertainment system, which is currently the most advanced in the world. The comfort on board is improved by cushions, blankets, amenity kits and accessories ensuring a pleasant and relaxing journey. Everything is enhanced by the Polynesian charm of the company, making Air Tahiti Nui the best way to visit French Polynesia.


About the Tahitian Dreamliner Seats:

The Moana Economy class has 232 seats divided into two cabins. The ZODIAC Areospace Z300 articulated seat ensures ideal comfort, particularly suitable for long-haul flights. The seatback recline of 15cm and the available legroom between each row is 79cm.

The Moana Premium Economy class is a new class introduced by the company to offer a dedicated intermediate space for more comfort. The ZODIAC Arerospace Z535 seats offers more legroom thanks to the 96.5 cm between each row. A seatback recline of 20cm also contribute to a more relaxing and more comfortable flying experience.

Passengers of the Poerava Business class can travel in a seat convertible into a 198cm full flat bed. The 30 Rockwell Collins Parallel Diamond hull seats, and the 152cm between the rows offer personal space that will satisfy the most demanding customers. The removable dividers of these duo seats as well as the numerous storage compartments allow the passengers to create the ideal privacy bubble for a relaxing trip immersed in the Polynesian world.

About Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui is the first international airline based in Papeete, Tahiti. Created in 1996, the company operates from its Tahiti Faa’a International Airport with a fleet of four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners towards Paris-CDG, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Auckland-NZ.
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About The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) 
APEX encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe.  As a non-profit, APEX reinvests all of its resources to better serve its members.  Every day, APEX members evaluate the passenger experience through an influential community and are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining.  APEX works to strengthen the industry and enable business opportunities through education, innovation, networking and recognition.  For more information, please visit