Boeing 787-9 Tahitian Dreamliner Makes History with Non-Stop 15 Hour and 45 Minute Flight From Papeete, Tahiti to Paris
“The health and safety of our passengers is always our first priority. With flight path challenges given the current global travel restrictions, we made the decision to operate our Papeete to Paris route as a nonstop flight in order to get our passengers safely home,” said Nicholas Panza, Vice President, Americas at Air Tahiti Nui. We are honored that in flying our new Boeing 787-9 Tahitian Dreamliner nonstop to Paris, we simultaneously made history for achieving the world’s longest domestic and international flight.”
Flight TN064 departed Faa’a International Airport at 3:14 a.m. local time on March 15 and arrived at Charles de Gaul Airport at 5:59 a.m. local time on March 16 covering a distance of 9,765 miles. Moving forward, Air Tahiti Nui flights between Tahiti and Paris will temporarily re-route through Vancouver, Canada and Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe to allow for refueling and airside transfers.
Air Tahiti Nui’s new Boeing 787-9 Tahitian Dreamliners have completely replaced the airline’s previous fleet. The new aircrafts are exceptionally passenger-centric boasting cleaner air with an upgraded purification system, 80 percent larger windows and lower pressure paired with better humidity. They are equipped with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, which remove 99.97 percent of contaminants from the cabin air. The airline’s new Moana Premium Economy Class offers a luxurious upgrade. Set in a 2x3x2 formation, these larger seats with more legroom offer an elevated experience, from the redesigned livery to the many benefits and amenities, designed to provide a culturally immersive experience for passengers from the moment they approach the plane to the moment they arrive in their destination.
Air Tahiti Nui links the South Pacific with four continents as the leading carrier to French Polynesia, with daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles, and is one of only two airlines to offer a selection of non-stop flights connecting Los Angeles and Paris. Headquartered in Papeete, Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui currently operates from its Tahiti base to destinations in 10 countries. The airline has a number of codeshare partners including American Airlines, SNCF, Air Calin, Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Qantas and LATAM. Follow Air Tahiti Nui on Facebook facebook.com/airtahitinuinorthamerica and Instagram @airtahitinui. For more details, please visit www.airtahitinui.com