Journey Report: The Most Lovely Flight

After arriving in Tahiti on essentially the most unique and colourful B787, I traveled on Air Tahiti domestically to discover the great thing about French Polynesian islands.

My flight is from Papeete to Bora Bora with a cease at Huahine and again. This end up to one of the lovely flights I’ve taken.

My Flight VT478 departs at 7:15am. There are frequent flights to Bora Bora and different well-liked islands. Boarding begins roughly quarter-hour earlier than departure time.
My flight is operated by Air Tahiti ATR72-600 F-OVRT
There isn’t any project on seating. It’s free seating on Air Tahiti flights.
The seats appear like honeymoon pair seats, they’re slim however snug for an hour’s flight as you are distracted by the wonderful views all through the flight.

I used to be invited to fly within the cockpit jumpseat on Air Tahiti ATR72-600.

Our first leg from Papeete to Huahine took about half-hour flying at 12,000 ft.

We had a transparent view of the island of Moorea on the way in which to Huahine.
A free juice is served on the 30 minute flight.
Approching Huahine

Watch the touchdown into Huahine on my video beneath:



Huahine is an island situated among the many Society Islands. Our flight brings in native, vacationers and day by day provides. After 50 passengers getting off, one other 50 joined our flight to Bora Bora.
A selfie with first officer Tetu, “gifted son from Moorea”.

After 20 minutes cease, 50 new vacationer got here onboard, we’re able to depart to Bora Bora.

Flying time to Bora Bora was simply quarter-hour, at 4,000 ft.

Captain Quith Cowan has served the island for over 20 years as a pilot, dedicating his profession to the islands as an alternative of flying overseas.
Huahine view from departure
We flew previous Raiatea and Tapaa, with a rainbow over the horizon!

The climate had turn out to be clear and I can see the turquoise-blue ocean and crystal-clear lagoon.

The surroundings was out of this world and it was one of the lovely flights I’ve taken.

We flew across the island of Bora Bora and line up for runway 11 strategy.

Watch the touchdown on my video beneath:


Bora Bora Airport

There aren’t any roads and no automobiles at Bora Bora airport. The one transportation is by boat to the primary middle or lodge.

After 20 minutes, I hopped on the island hopper once more, this time departing Bora Bora again to Papeete.

My flight again to Papette was equally scenic, we flew low over some Tahitian overwater bungalow.

Having a Hinano Beer to high off the island hopping expertise!
A farewell photograph to the superb crew of Air Tahiti. Specifically because of Captain Quith Cowan and F/O Tetu


Aviation performs an essential function in transporting vacationers and cargo provides to those islands. The surroundings on the flight was merely out of this world and it was one of the lovely flights I’ve taken.

Air Tahiti has some island go for individuals who like to go to extra islands. Particulars are on their web site.



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