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Air Tahiti Nui: Last News...  
User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Here's some news from http://www.tahitipress.pf on the new Air Tahiti Nui A 343...


"The new Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A 340-300 arrived, sunday April 14th 2002, at the Tahiti-Faa'a airport. The plane left Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, then made a stop-over in the west of the United States (Los Angeles) before arriving in Tahiti.
Air Tahiti Nui's fleet is now made up of three Airbus. The new A 340-300 will mostly be used for flights to France with a first commercial flight to Paris scheduled May 5th 2002. The plane is the symbol of a new step in the evolution of the tahitian airline since its beginning in 1998.
"We are glad to see Air Tahiti Nui getting bigger. This gives us even more confidence for the future of tourism in Tahiti", said Alain Bernard, a tour-operator based in Los Angeles specialized in packages for Tahiti, during celebrations for the arrival of the plane in Los Angeles, April 12th.
He added that Tahiti's potential is interesting compared to other destinations such as Hawaii or Mexico where millions of US citizens already spend their vacations.
Indeed, Air Tahiti Nui will keep on targeting the US market while hoping for a real breakthrough in Europe.
The commercial outlook seems also quite positive for the Japanese market. A third Air Tahiti Nui weekly flight between Japan and Tahiti is scheduled starting April 20th.

The growth of tahitian tourism

This new Airbus A 340-300 has 264 seats in the "Classe Moana" (Ocean), 24 seats in the "Classe Poe Rava" (Black pearl) and 6 seats in the "Classe Poe Rava first". The plane also has a special crew rest cabin used for very long flights (more than 10 hours). Flight attendants will appreciate the cabin on the Papeete-Paris line.
Both the government of French Polynesia and France paid for the plane worth about US$ 93 millions.
The Economic restructuring fund created by France in 1996 after the end of nuclear tests in Moruroa (Tuamotu archipelago) paid 40% of the total amount.
During celebrations for the arrival of the plane in Tahiti, April 14th, the president of the government of French Polynesia, Gaston Flosse, also stressed the fact that the growth of Air Tahiti Nui's fleet was very important for tahitian tourism.
The name of the plane, "Mangareva", refers to one island of the Gambier archipelago (eastern part of French Polynesia) where Gaston Flosse was born.
The pilot of the A 340-300 Airbus on April 14th, 35 years-old Vetea Sanford, was himself born in Mangareva. He is the grandson of Francis Sanford who was president of the government of French Polynesia in the early 1980's."


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User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Good news for French Polynesia!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

The 200 is leaving isn't it?

User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Yes, the A342 (F-OITN as "Bora-Bora") is leaving. Only remains the two A343 as "Bora-Bora 2" and "Mangareva".

Regards


User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

According the latest news I have , they keep the 3 A340, Bora- Bora I, Mangareva and Bora-Bora II. They have now three frequencies to Tokyo and from may 5th they 'll operate PPT - LAX -CDG 2 times a week. From june23, 3 time a week to Paris.
Rgds.
Spitfire



Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

So they keep the A 342 ? Sounds good... The flight to Paris is not to ORY ?

A little gossip... the registration number of the new A 340 is ending by "GF". Rumors in Tahiti say is for Gaston Flosse, the local president !  Big grin


User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

The flights to Paris are to CDG instead of ORY (where Air Lib used to land).
They also open two weeks ago new "representation" in Seoul and Taipei,....maybe new destinations in a near future????
Spitfire



Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlineEddy Cheuk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

I love the paint scheme of Air Tahiti Nui, nice to hear Air Tahiti Nui 's fleet growing. hope they can expand to Hong Kong can I can watch these lovely planes in Hong Kong soon.

User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

They are looking for markets that bring tourists in French Polynesia. US, Japan and France are the 3 main markets. Australia is the next and they already codeshares with Qantas I think... Maybe Sidney can be the next destination ...

Regards,

Rey 777


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