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Air Tahiti Nui Introduces the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner cabins, the A340s to be phased out in September 2019

Air Tahiti Nui on March 22 introduced its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner cabin layout in the Global Distribution System (GDS) for worldwide distribution and sales.

In 2015, the flag carrier of French Polynesiafinalized a purchase order for two 787-9 Dreamliners and the lease of two additional 787-9s through Air Lease Corporation.

The new “Tahitian Dreamliner” will be available starting November 2018 on its first flights between Tahiti and Auckland, New Zealand.

The phasing out of Air Tahiti Nui’s current Airbus A340-300 fleet will commence in November 2018 and be completed by September 2019, coinciding with the airline’s 20th anniversary (below).

Named "Moorea"

Above Copyright Photo: Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-313 F-OSUN (msn 446) LAX (Robbie Shaw). Image: 937697.

A New Premium Cabin and Class Configuration

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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.

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The MOANA Premium class will offer a more comfortable flying experience with extra leg room and relaxation space. The Z535 seat will feature a unique structure providing an optimum pitch of 38 inches, a width of 19 inches and a seat recline of 8 inches. The dedicated cabin will feature a total of 32 seats configured in five rows on a seven-abreast (2-3-2) arrangement.

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The two Moana Economy class cabins will feature a total of 232 seats specially designed for long-haul travel, on a nine-abreast (3-3-3) configuration. The Z300’s articulating seat pan makes it one of the best next generation long-range economy class seats available in the industry. The economy class seats will be installed at a pitch of 31 inches offering a seat recline of 6 inches for improved comfort.

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Air Tahiti Nui is also providing further enhancements in its famous Poerava Business Class, including the introduction of a 180-degree full-flat seat designed by Rockwell Collins. The Parallel Diamond, designed to optimize space, includes a wide range of storage areas to accommodate today’s business class traveler. The cabin will feature a total of 30 seats configured in five rows on a six-abreast (2-2-2) arrangement. Installed at a 60 inches of pitch, the new business class product moves into a fully flat 78 inches bed for sleeping. Each seat is equipped with a luxurious cushion and cover comfort system for restful travel. The updated business class seats also offer a touch screen remote control, inflight entertainment system, personal lighting and privacy divider.

A New Connected Entertainment System

The “Tahitian Dreamliner” will be equipped with Panasonic’s most advanced Inflight Entertainment (IFE) system in operation today. The eX3 solution offers unmatched performance and reliability bringing Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) to every seat through multi-touch screens, ensuring that every passenger enjoys an immersive and entertaining experience while onboard. Business class seats will be equipped with 16-inch screens, Premium Economy will feature 13-inch screens and Economy class will have 12-inch screens, matching the airline’s current Business class screen size.

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As part of this new partnership with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, guests will be able to stay connected with Panasonic’s eXConnect satellite broadband during the airline’s short- and long-haul flights from Los Angeles, Paris, Auckland and Tokyo to Tahiti. Additionally, high speed internet will be accessible directly with the in-seat system and via PDA through onboard Wi-Fi.

A New Cabin Aesthetic

The cabins of the Dreamliners will be completely redesigned to offer a stunning new look that is distinctly Tahitian. Air Tahiti Nui’s inspiration lies in the beautiful Islands of Tahiti and its people, which inspire the airline to create a remarkable and engaging customer experience that transcends the cabin reality, so that a trip to Tahiti starts from the moment you step on board the aircraft.

(PRNewsfoto/Air Tahiti Nui)

As Air Tahiti Nui approaches its 20th anniversary, customers can look forward to more exciting news on the new “Tahitian Dreamliner”.

All Images by Air Tahiti Nui.

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Air Tahiti Nui finalizes its order for two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Air Tahiti Nui 787-9 Artwork

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Air Tahiti Nui (Papeete) have finalized an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices.

The flag carrier for French Polynesia, a new 787 customer, has also leased two additional 787-9s through the Air Lease Corporation (ALC)(Los Angeles).

The new 787-9 Dreamliner complements and extends the super-efficient 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 can fly more passengers and more cargo farther with the same exceptional environmental performance — 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace. The 787-9 also leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as the industry’s largest windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.

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.

The new 787-9s will replace the current Airbus A340-300s.

Air Tahiti Nui aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Image: Boeing.

Air Tahiti Nui set to become a new Boeing customer, will finalize an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners

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).

Air Tahiti Nui over Bora Bora (ATN)(LR)


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.

Update: Separately on March 3, 2015 Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Air Tahiti Nui. Both aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Boeing and scheduled to deliver to French Polynesia’s flag carrier airline in the fall of 2018.

Above Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/ 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.

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Air Tahiti Nui raises the bar on airline videos

Air Tahiti Nui (Papeete) has produced a new video (above) using the relatively new Go Pro camera (and other cameras) to produce a new state of the art airline video. The Go Pro camera is revolutionizing photography with its unusual angles and ability to go places not normally seen before. OK, all airlines, top this.

If you are in a cold weather climate right now, this video may help you to warm up (especially for our friends in ice-bound Atlanta, Georgia).

More information about the Go Pro camera: CLICK HERE

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American Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui enter into a new codeshare agreement

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and Air Tahiti Nui (Papeete, Tahiti), the international airline of Tahiti, today announced a bilateral codeshare agreement and application for the approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). When approved, the codeshare agreement will allow American to place its code on Air Tahiti Nui flights between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Papeete Faa’a International Airport (PPT) and will allow Air Tahiti Nui to place its code on American flights from Los Angeles to more than 15 cities throughout the United States including New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and Washington – Dulles and Reagan National.

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