Journey Report: Air Tahiti Nui

After New Zealand, I hopped on Air Tahiti Nui B787 Dreamliner from Auckland to Papeete, French Polynesia. Air Tahiti Nui B787 is essentially the most colourful and essentially the most unique B787 I’ve flown. The flight was an immersive expertise of Tahitian tradition.

I actually journey again in time and gained a day by flying from one of many earliest timezone (New Zealand) to the final timezone (Tahiti) by crossing the dateline on this flight. Tahiti is situated in the course of the South Pacific with isolation. The closest diversion level is Prepare dinner Island.


Air Tahiti Nui at present flies twice every week between Auckland and Papeete, the flight continues to Los Angeles so it offered one other transit possibility between New Zealand and US.

Climate was gloomy and wet in Auckland. The flight was operated by B787-9 “Bora Bora” F-OVAA delivered in June 2019. I obtained a pleasant welcome stepping onboard Air Tahiti Nui.

Air Tahiti Nui B787 has 3 class, Enterprise Class, Premium Financial system and Financial system. Enterprise Class has 2-2-2 full flat seating with 30 seats in whole.

32 Premium Financial system seat with 36-38″ pitch.

232 Financial system Class seat in 32″ pitch follows. Discover Tahitian landmarks are painted on the bulkheads. Well-known Tahitian painter Paul Gauguin’s work can also be displayed on the wall of every cabin.

After takeoff, flight attendants gave out tiara flowers to passengers.

An amenity equipment can also be obtainable on this brief 4.5 hours day flight.

No welcome drink throughout boarding however quickly after takeoff, a full lunch meal tray is served.

Flight attendant modified to their favorite Tahitian costume (in purple, yellow and blue) to serve onboard.

Starter, salad, main course (Salmon), dessert and cheese all on one single tray
Starter, salad, essential course (Salmon), dessert and cheese all on one single tray
Trying out the local Hinano Beer
Making an attempt out the native Hinano Beer
Air Tahiti Nui Economy Class meal tray. Only one choice - Black bean sauce chicken with rice
Air Tahiti Nui Financial system Class meal tray. Just one alternative – Black bean sauce hen with rice


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