AIR TAHITI NUI PARTNERS WITH BOEING FOR NEW AIRCRAFT
New Boeing 787-9 Long Haul Fleet will be Introduced in 2018
EL SEGUNDO, CA (March 2, 2015) - Air Tahiti Nui has announced that it will replace its entire long haul fleet with four new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Delivery is expected to begin during the fourth quarter of 2018, coinciding with the company’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
Following today’s announcement, Air Tahiti Nui’s Chairman, Michel Monvoisin said, “We are very excited to partner with Boeing to deliver the very latest innovations in comfort and technology to our global customers. The new fleet investment will help future-proof travel to and from The Islands of Tahiti, and assist the acceleration in visitor growth”.
“Boeing is honored to start this new partnership with Air Tahiti Nui,” said Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 787-9 will provide Air Tahiti Nui with superior performance, range capabilities and economics, while its passengers enjoy the Dreamliner’s unique features such as higher humidity, lower cabin altitude and the largest windows of any current commercial airplane, providing a commanding view of the horizon above beautiful Tahiti throughout the airplane.”
Air Tahiti Nui and Boeing plan to formalize the order during the coming months. The four Boeing 787-9 aircrafts will be acquired through a mix of lease (x2) and purchase (x2) arrangements. The choice of engine manufacturer has yet to be determined.
About Air Tahiti Nui
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. Air Tahiti Nui has been named one of the “World’s Best” international airlines by Travel + Leisure in 2011, 2010 and 2008, and the No. 3 “Top Small Airline” by Condé Nast Traveler. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. In 2013, a full cabin upgrade was completed on three of its A340-300 aircraft to provide passengers with maximum comfort. Fuel surcharge was reduced recently to benefit the traveling public. For further information, please visit https://www.airtahitinui.com/us-en
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
Shelly Levin | firstname.lastname@example.org | 310.586.7115