Air Tahiti Nui today announces the debut of its first non-stop service connecting Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) with its inaugural flight and arrival to SEA Airport.
In a new partnership with Alaska Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui becomes the first and only carrier offering direct flights connecting the South Pacific and the Pacific Northwest. Air Tahiti Nui will be operating the new service twice weekly using the 787-9 Dreamliner. Base fares will start at USD $769 tax excluded.
“Our new route provides a chance for North American travelers to discover the beauty of the 118 Islands of Tahiti, including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Rangiroa, which serve as the background to the many wonders to discover, landscapes to explore, and memories to create,” said Michel Monvoisin, CEO of Air Tahiti Nui. “In addition to our long-established route from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), this new gateway to The Islands of Tahiti brings the heart of the South Pacific to more travelers in North America and strengthens Air Tahiti Nui’s position as the leading carrier of French Polynesia.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Air Tahiti Nui as the newest international airline to launch service to SEA,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa. “As only the second U.S. destination for Air Tahiti Nui, we look forward to being a new gateway for travelers seeking to luxuriate in the tropical paradise of Tahiti.”
The codeshare partnership between Air Tahiti Nui and Alaska Airlines allows passengers to travel via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to and from almost 100 cities in North America. Alaska Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui offer flexible and convenient access between many major cities such as Vancouver, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York City, and The Islands of Tahiti.
“Just as the weather begins to turn in the Pacific Northwest, our guests can now chase the warm sun all the way to Tahiti with a convenient nonstop flight from Seattle on Air Tahiti Nui,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “Air Tahiti Nui is a terrific new global airline partner for us, further connecting the West Coast to the South Pacific with world-class service and amenities on their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes. With so much beauty, Tahiti is truly an aspirational destination.”
The two airlines will combine their frequent flyer programs, allowing their passengers to earn and redeem miles on all flights operated through the codeshare. Alaska Airlines’ customers will be able to earn or use their Mileage Plan miles when traveling with Air Tahiti Nui and Air Tahiti Nui’s customers will be able to use their Club Tiare miles in Alaska Airlines’ network.
To provide its passengers with the best travel experience, Air Tahiti Nui commits to the highest quality of service and safety standards.