Air Tahiti Nui returns to New Zealand

Air Tahiti Nui returns to New Zealand

Airline Air Tahiti Nui Determined to resume flights between Papeete And the AucklandA road suspended since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Starting May 4, 2022, the Polynesian airline will offer one flight per week between its base in Papeete Faa and Auckland Airport, which is operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that can accommodate 30 passengers in business class, 32 in premium class and 232 in economy. Departures on Wednesdays are set at 8:45 AM and arrive the next day at 12:30 PM (flight time 5:45 AM), return flights depart New Zealand on Thursday at 2:30 PM and arrive the day before at 9:00 PM (flight time 4:30 am). Air Tahiti Nui promises additional frequencies as it resumes, with three weekly sessions already starting in July.

After two years of a near-hermetic lockdown due to the health crisis, New Zealand is suffering Apply until May 2 Its borders reopened to shielded European travelers, allowing the return of this “main line” of ATN, which opened in 2000.

Air Tahiti Nui is also pleased to offer codeshare flights with it Air New Zealand : The latter announced its return to Papeete on the fourth of last July, with an average of two flights per week. “Travelers will therefore be able to take advantage of more flexible travel dates, more frequent flights, and the opportunity to discover other cities in New Zealand.” Reservations can be made directly at, at an Air Tahiti Nui agency, or by phone with our consultants.

ATN states that in 2019, prior to the pandemic, it offered a frequency of three flights a week to Auckland, as well as two flights operated by ANZ on a codeshare basis. ” This destination attracts travelers, due to its beautiful landscapes and the diversity of recreational activities: skiing, museums, hiking, shopping, amusement parks … There is something for everyone! Unfortunately, as of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted many countries to tighten their entry requirements. In this global context, the New Zealand government then announced the closure of its borders to travelers. The decision, however, did not prevent Air Tahiti Nui from maintaining regular exchanges between Tahiti and New Zealand. In fact, in 2021, the company implemented a weekly cargo flight dedicated to transporting goods on board the Tahiti Dreamliners. Thus, tens of tons of goods were transported every week in order to ensure the continuation of trade between the two countries despite the health crisis. “.

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