Our Fleet

Quietest and Reliable Airbus Fleet

Our fleet is exclusively comprised of Airbus A340-300 aircraft, among the quietest and most reliable planes in operation. The fleet is a source of pride for our employees and our home country. Each plane’s gleaming exterior bears the name of a Tahitian island and the Tahitian flag and carries around the world the brilliant blue of the lagoons and the pure white tiare, an iconic symbol of beautiful Tahiti.

A view of the Air Tahiti Nui Fleet on Tahiti's international airport tarmac


When you fly with us, it's our priority to make you comfortable and to share the Islands of Tahiti with you. We're certain it won't take you long to see why.


A view of Air Tahiti Nui's Poerava Business Class

Beautiful and Relaxed Cabin Interiors

Inside, cabin interiors representing the natural beauty and relaxed nature of the Tahitian culture provide the perfect environment for a tranquil beginning or soothing end to your vacation. As some of the first ambassadors you will encounter from Tahiti, our cabin crew aims to act on a deeply ingrained sense of Tahitian hospitality, seeing to your every need.

Availability of on-demand programming and cabin interior featured in photos is subject to completion of fleet refit program, and not yet available on all flights.  

Air Tahiti Nui offers Business and Economy Class seating on our fleet of Airbus A340-300 aircraft. 

At this time, online check-in and online seat selection are not available.
To request seat assignments, please contact our Air Tahiti Nui reservation office at least 72 hours prior to departure. However, we recommend requesting your seat assignments as soon as you confirm and ticket your reservations, so that more seat options will be available. Please be advised, exit and bulkhead rows can only be assigned at the airport.

Air Tahiti Nui aims to honor advance-seating requests. However, we cannot guarantee any particular seat even if the booking is confirmed. Air Tahiti Nui reserves the right to reassign seats at any time, even after boarding of the aircraft, for operational, safety or security reasons. Please accept our apologies if your preferred seat is not available at departure.

A map of the Poerava Business Class and the Moana Economy Class of Air Tahiti Nui
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The Tiare

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)!



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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.

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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.

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More features, less impact

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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.

Sail smoothly

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..


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seat map of the new Air Tahiti Nui Boeing dreamliner

A New Premium Cabin and Class Configuration

With the introduction of the airline’s first Premium Economy product, travelers will discover the many benefits of the new three-class configuration (Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class). ZODIAC Aerospace is providing the airline’s new Z535 Premium Economy class seat as well as the new Z300 Economy class seat.