Air Tahiti Nui will again operate a nonstop Papeete – Paris (CDG) flight (TN064) on April 19. The route normally stops in Los Angeles.
The flight is scheduled for 16 hours and 20 minutes and will remain the longest nonstop route in the world. It will again be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Previously Air Tahiti Nui set the record on March 16:
Air Tahiti Nui achieved an incredible new milestone in aviation history with the completion of a 15-hour and 45-minute non-stop domestic and international flight from Faa’a International Airport in Tahiti to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, setting a new record for the world’s longest flight. The record-setting 9,765-mile journey on Air Tahiti Nui’s new Boeing 787-9 Tahitian Dreamliner was made possible by a crew of four pilots, next generation aircraft and eastbound tailwinds. The French Polynesian airline usually operates its Papeete to Paris route with a stopover in Los Angeles but due to travel restrictions affecting French travelers, the airline operated the flight non-stop, making world history.
“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.
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