AOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1309 posts, RR: 11 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5084 times:
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Air Tahiti Nui will get a 5th airplane in June 2005, it'll be an a340 300 (config 6F / 24C / 264Y) and therefore Air Tahiti Nui will be able to fly to New York and Sydney.
Right now ATN flies to Los Angeles (13 glights a week), Paris CDG (5 flights a week), Auckland (3 flights/week), Tokyo Narita (3 flights/week) and Osaka (1flight/week).
FLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7446 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4986 times:
A nonstop PPT-NYC would make sense : if the flight was via LAX, ATN would not have traffic rights between LAX and NYC and this would make it really unprofitable, and where would be the interest for ATN to propose a flight via LAX ? a code share with any US airline on the NYC-LAX in connection with the LAX-PPT flight would be more realistic in that case...
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4983 times:
I am also wondering if the NYC flight will be an extension of the LAX flight on one of more days per week - also, will the SYD flight be an extension of the AKL flight or will it be an independent service? (QF no longer serves PPT.) Tahiti is a wonderful place, I was lucky enough to visit there a few years ago, and has a lot of potential as a tourist destination - and it is anything but cheap -so yeilds should be OK on these new routes. Princess Cruises also has based ships in PPT for SouthSeas cruising (Princess is now using ATN out of LAX instead of charters.)
Which airport will the NYC service use?
What ever happened to all of the speculation about a service to Vancouver? At one time, Vancouver was mentioned as a stopover on the PPT-CDG flights (instead of LAX) and Vancouver has also been rumored as seperate new destination.