Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline with its head office in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. It operates long-haul flights from its home base at Faa'a International Airport, with a fleet consisting of four Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
|Hubs||Faa'a International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Club Tiare|
|Headquarters||Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia|
|Key people||Michel Monvoisin, CEO|
Air Tahiti Nui was established on 31 October 1996 and commenced flight operations on 20 November 1998. It is the first international airline based in Papeete, Tahiti, formed to develop inbound tourism. The Government of French Polynesia is the major shareholder (84.4%) along with other local investors. Air Tahiti Nui had 782 employees around 2007.
After years running a deficit, Air Tahiti Nui faced possible bankruptcy in 2011. The President of French Polynesia, Oscar Temaru, called for all eligible workers in the territory help bail out the carrier by voluntarily paying a third of their income into a rescue fund. After four years of deficit, the company started making profits again in 2015.
In May 2015, Air Tahiti Nui announced its intention to replace its entire fleet, then consisting of five Airbus A340-300 aircraft. They would be replaced by four Boeing 787-9 aircraft, which would be delivered in 2018 and 2019. Air Tahiti Nui operated its last A340 service in September 2019.
In April 2018, in anticipation of its new fleet of Boeing 787-9s, Air Tahiti Nui launched its redesigned brandmark and updated typography. The redesigned logo is a joint collaboration between Future Brand and Polynesian contemporary artist Alexander Lee. The re-drawn brandmark represents a tiare flower (emblem of the airline since its beginning) in a 2/3 view, with the profile of a vahine (woman, in Tahitian) in its pistil, a nod to Tahiti's reputation for beautiful women and flowers in the South Seas. 
As of August 2019, Air Tahiti Nui serves the following destinations:
|Country or territory||City||Airport||Notes||Refs|
|France||Paris||Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport|
|French Polynesia||Papeete||Faa'a International Airport||Hub|
|Japan||Osaka||Kansai International Airport||Terminated|
|Tokyo||Narita International Airport|
|New Zealand||Auckland||Auckland International Airport|
|United States||Los Angeles||Los Angeles International Airport|
|New York City||John F. Kennedy International Airport||Terminated|
It has also codeshares with the SNCF, the French national railway operator.
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