FJWH
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Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:06 am

Hello.

I saw this pic on A.net today:

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..and I just love that view. So I clicked on: "More: Moorea". And I got pictures like this one:

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It looks really great but I did not had a clue where this airport was situated scratchchin ...

I went to the great Great Circle mapper and got this:



Well, it's very far from AMS (15549 km) and it go me thinking. Are there commercial flights to and from MOZ / NTTM (I more mean to USA for example) but also what about flights between the islands (are there more then one Island?)

More info about Moorea would be great  Smile

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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:22 am

Its a tiny airport

http://tinypic.com/k21nx1.jpg

I visited MOZ in April - what a wonderful place
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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:27 am

I have been to Moorea - MOZ and two airlines fly there One is Air Tahiti (not Air Tahiti Nui) - ATR 72 service and i believe they fly to Papeete (PPT), Huahini (HUH), Raiatea (RFP) and Bora Bora (BOB). I liked Air Tahiti very much, i flew on them while visiting the islands. The closest international service is to PPT.

Also Air Moorea flies, according to their website "40 flights a day" between MOZ and PPT - which is a flight of only 11 miles - and can be taken by ferry as well between the two islands.

Air Tahiti has an impressive ATR operation, and they operate the longest scheduled ATR flight in the world, over 3 hours to Nuku Hiva/Hiva Ora and Mangareva. Some flights are once a week - just to connect the islands, and i believe they do operate both ATR 42s and 72s. Most of the pilots are french or american from what i remember.


their websites are

http://www.airtahiti.aero
http://www.airmoorea.com

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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:32 am

With wonderful scenery

http://tinypic.com/k21p9i.jpg


And great hotels

http://tinypic.com/k21r9x.jpg
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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting FJWH (Thread starter):
Are there commercial flights to and from MOZ / NTTM (I more mean to USA for example) but also what about flights between the islands (are there more then one Island?)

Only with a connection in PPT onto either LAX (TN or AF) or JFK (TN) that I'm aware of. The others operate southward from PPT.
 
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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:19 am

Ok thanks for the pics and info so far!!  Smile

Anyone has more information about commercial flights fromt he other islands to USA?

Thanks for the information

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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:25 am

sorry if I wasn't clear in my post. The only commercial flights between Tahiti and at least Mainland USA are from PPT.

There are NO commercial flights from either Morea, Bora Bora etc. Maybe a charter but I doubt that the little airstrips on the other islands have the capability of handling anything large enough to operate the nonstop flights.
 
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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:44 am

Great airport, Moorea - I stopped over there en route from Bora Bora back to Papeete (why ? Because I can !), and took the Air Moorea Islander shuttle across the lagoon to PPT - took 5 minutes, and I got to sit next to the driver, wooohooo ! Excellent flight, practically skimming the waves.
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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:50 am

You can fly from PPT directly to CDG, JFK, LAX, SYD, AKL, RAR, NRT and KIX. with AF, NZ and TN.

Frequent cruises travel from the US and Latin america to PPT also.


Two major domestic airlines in the islands. Air Tahiti, who owns air Moorea, and Wan air, who operates Dornier 328Jets on executive charters. I have more photos somewhere...

Lan also operates to SCL via Easter Island.

When I was in BOB there was a US private Jet on the apron. However, I understand that the flights have to transit via PPT for customs clearance.

You can just see it in the back of the picture here - VT ATR72-500 in front.


http://tinypic.com/k2b96o.jpg


How about this for a view....

http://tinypic.com/k2b9yx.jpg


And the same hotel from the air

http://tinypic.com/k2bc74.jpg
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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:58 am

WOW, the second picture of you BestWestern looks fanatstic, paradise!
Thanks everyone for the responses.

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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:19 am

I went to Moorea last christmas. I flew from LAX on AF to PPT then took a ferry to moorea. On the way back I flew Air Tahiti Nui. You cant fly direct from cdg it stops in lax and continues on.

Here is my trip report about it. LAX-PPT (pics) (by Phxplanes Jun 26 2005 in Trip Reports)#ID59760
 
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RE: Commercial Flights To Moorea, French Polynesia?

Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:42 am

Quoting FJWH (Reply 5):
Anyone has more information about commercial flights fromt he other islands to USA?

Papeete is the only main airport in Tahiti. All flights go through there except from some small island flights. Air Tahiti as described serves destinations all over Tahiti from Papeete on the main island.

As for other islands in the South Pacific, Air New Zealand is pretty much the leader in service between those islands and North America and Australia/Asia. You can fly to many islands in different countries with beautiful beaches:
Papeete
Rarotonga
Niue
Tonga
Apia
Nadi (serving Fiji and the most popular)
Noumea
Norfolk Island

There are also other airlines. Air New Zealand serves all of these from AKL (some with stopovers) and has nonstop service to LAX from Nadi, Tonga, Rarotonga, Papeete and Apia. From LAX you can connect to anywhere in North America or Europe.
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