Our Fleet Boeing 787-9

As you will see in the design details of The Tahitian Dreamliner, we at Air Tahiti Nui believe each of us serves as an ambassador of our homeland.

As we chart our course of the next 20 years, the idea of Nui will be a shining star that guides us forward. We will challenge ourselves to examine every part of the travel experience we provide our guests to find ways to make it more relaxing, more immersive, and more “Nui.”

Our Dreamliner fleet begins a new chapter in our proud history of connecting Tahiti to the world. We’ve selected what we believe to be the best aircraft flying the skies, the Boeing 787-9, and we’ve made it uniquely Tahitian. Come fly with us and be among the first to be carried to your dream destination on the wings of our Dreamliner.

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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.