It has been nearly 14 months since the flights between Tahiti and Auckland were suspended. It will resume on June 9, 2021, after ATN won a call for bids launched by the New Zealand Ministry of Transport last March. This call for tenders is part of a large New Zealand air operations support apparatus, Miac (Maitaining International Air Connectivity), launched by the New Zealand government to maintain the country’s economic exchanges with its key partners. For New Zealand, this program, valued at nearly 12 billion cubic feet, maintains an air link with the Pacific region. It also aims to boost the resumption of its activities after a year of traffic restrictions.
In this context, ATN announces the resumption of flights to Auckland from June 9, at a rate of one frequency per week for air cargo. According to the company in The Crown, this process will likely affect roughly 23 tons of export freight each week. 60% of this volume relates to New Zealand’s export needs to the United States and Europe. In addition, 11 tons of imported goods will be added to the return flights.
As for Edward Fritsch, “This contract won by Air Tahiti Nui is further recognition of the seriousness and professionalism of our company in the context of a major crisis in the aviation sector. It is also a concrete translation of the agreements signed between our two countries in 2018, which reflect the good health of our diplomatic relations. “
“The resumption of exchanges with our cousins in the Pacific is good news and gives us hope for a gradual continuation of the transportation of passengers,” Receive Tourism Minister Nicole Bhutto.