Major Fleet Upgrade
Air Tahiti Nui has announced a multi-million dollar overhaul of its aircraft including a new inflight entertainment system and a complete redesign of cabins throughout its fleet of airbus A340-300 aircraft. The new inflight entertainment system will feature on-demand access to dozens of movies and television programs as well as magazines, games and music. Increasing from 24 to 32 seats, the new Business Class offerings will include angled lie-flat cocoon seats based on the popular Sogerma design with a 60-inch seat pitch and a two by two by two configuration, offering customers a choice of window and aisle seating.
Etienne Howan, Chairman and CEO of Air Tahiti Nui, stated “the updated aircraft will start to appear in service from mid-April and initially be operated on the Los Angeles and Paris routes. With this new equipment Air Tahiti Nui will share the same essential qualities and attributes of larger global brand airlines. We take pride in completing this with a ‘boutique’ feel and our exclusive Polynesian hospitality, to make our flights an enjoyable and genuine part of the travel experience to Tahiti”.
Air Tahiti Nui operates five A340-300 aircraft from its Tahiti base to Auckland, New Zealand, Tokyo, Japan, Paris and Los Angeles and codeshares to 37 additional destinations with carriers including American Airlines, Air France, Air New Zealand, Japan Air Lines, Qantas and the SNCF rail system in France. www.airtahitinui.com.au