Air Tahiti Nui (Papeete) is switching to Boeing for its long-range needs. The airline has announced it is committed to finalizing an order for two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The new type will replace its aging fleet of Airbus A340-300s (above and below).
Boeing issued this statement:
Boeing is pleased that Air Tahiti Nui has announced a commitment to purchase two 787-9 Dreamliners (below). The order, valued at $514 million at current list prices, will be posted on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website when finalized.
Above Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N789EX (msn 41988) lands at Boeing Field.
Air Tahiti Nui, the flag-carrier for French Polynesia, has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti.
Video: Air Tahiti Nui using a GoPro camera:
Video: Air Tahiti Nui. Celebrating 15 years of flying: