Air Tahiti Nui – connecting the Islands of Tahiti with New Zealand
Air Tahiti Nui operates a thrice weekly¹ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner direct flight schedule with direct flights from Auckland, 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 Angeles, Papeete-Seattle, Papeete-Tokyo² and Papeete-Paris via Los Angeles.
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 45 minutes. The average flight time in the reverse direction from Papeete to Auckland is 5 hours 30 minutes.
Domestic airline, Air Tahiti, operates interisland services that connect Papeete with other Tahitian islands. New entrants, Air Moana and Motu Link, are expected to launch services in 2022.
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 schedule currently suspended due to Government imposed border restrictions.
- Papeete - Tokyo suspended until 1 February 2023