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2/18/2009 - TAHITI AND AUCKLAND ON SALE: AIR TAHITI NUI ANNOUNCES WEB FARES FROM $859 AND $999. Book By February 28; Auckland Flight Includes Free Tahiti Stopover and Overnight Hotel Stay

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 18, 2009 – Leave the mittens and scarves at home - it’s summer in the South Pacific. The heat is on this winter with Air Tahiti Nui’s two sizzling roundtrip web fares. Through February 28, travelers can take advantage of the French Polynesian carrier’s “Take Your Lover to Tahiti” fare, from $859 from Los Angeles to Papeete. Or, they can indulge in a two-for-one vacation and enjoy both Tahiti and New Zealand for just $998 from Los Angeles to Auckland, including a free stopover and overnight at the new Manava Suite Resort Tahiti opening March 1.


Bookings for both Moana (economy) class web fares must be made online at by February 28 for departures through June 15, 2009. Fares include all taxes, fees & surcharges.


Take Your Lover to Tahiti Air Tahiti Nui’s $859 roundtrip fare from Los Angeles to Papeete offers the perfect winter respite. In Tahiti and Her Islands, lovers don’t need to dream about romance as dramatic settings with white sand beaches, crystal clear lagoons, colorful reefs and verdant jagged peaks will put anyone in the mood. Activities for twosomes are an island specialty – from intimate motu picnics on a private isle to sensual monoi oil couples massages.


The special $859 web fare is valid for travel through April 30; for travel May 1 to June 15, flights are $1,090 roundtrip.


Auckland on Sale Air Tahiti Nui’s sale on flights to the City of Sails is incredibly attractive as the $998 roundtrip Los Angeles to Auckland fare includes a free stopover in Tahiti with one free night’s stay at the new Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, opening March 1. Travelers have the option to stopover in French Polynesia in either or both directions, but the free hotel night offer applies to one direction only for stays between March 1 and June 30.

Only a five-hour flight from Tahiti, Auckland is the launching pad for explorations of the beautiful, easily navigated country, which is the size of Colorado. Highlights include daytrips to vineyards or stays at Maraes, ancestral meetinghouses, for authentic Maori culture experiences.


Connecting four continents with a fleet of five Airbus A340-300 wide-body aircraft, Air Tahiti Nui flies from its Pacific hub of Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport to Los Angeles, Paris, Auckland, Tokyo and Osaka. The airline’s winter 2009 schedule features daily nonstop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles in less than eight hours with connections via Papeete to Auckland and Sydney. The French Polynesian carrier also flies nonstop from Los Angeles to Paris.


Air Tahiti Nui was named the “Best Airline – Pacific Region” and recognized as having the “Best Cabin Staff – Pacific Region” in the 2008 Skytrax World Airline Survey® for the sixth consecutive year.


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