Air France and Air Tahiti Nui Announce New Agreement

Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of Tahiti, has today announced a new agreement with Air France to develop a joint codeshare agreement to better service the popular Paris to Los Angeles route.


Air France and Air Tahiti Nui have sought approval for antitrust immunity for alliance agreements, including a bilateral joint-venture agreement that would allow the airlines to coordinate services between Paris and Los Angeles international airports.


Air Tahiti Nui presently flies four to eight times a week from Paris to Papeete via Los Angeles, including one codeshare flight with Air France.


“The joint schedules of Air France and Air Tahiti Nui will provide our customers with more frequencies between Los Angeles and Paris while also linking Air Tahiti Nui to the Air France network in Europe and expanding Air Tahiti Nui’s global reach by providing improved service to consumers travelling between Tahiti and Europe via Los Angeles,” said Etienne Howan, Chairman and CEO of Air Tahiti Nui.


“Upon approval, we look forward to working with Air Tahiti Nui to provide our customers more options and easy access when travelling between Paris and Los Angeles,” said Dominique Patry Air France’s Vice President for International Affairs and Alliances.


Pending the US Department of Transportation’s decision on the application, Air France and Air Tahiti Nui will continue their existing single codeshare flight between Paris and Los Angeles.


Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of French Polynesia, offers regular non-stop flights from Auckland to Papeete with onward connections to Paris and most major French provincial destinations.