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4/17/2006 - NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS


PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME VIA AIR TAHITI NUI’S

NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS

Inaugural Web Fares of $298 Roundtrip Plus Airport Taxes

For Travel from April 16 through May 25, 2006

NEW YORK, NY, April 17, 2006 – The warm embrace of April in Paris, “chestnuts and blossoms with holiday tables under the trees” beckons East Coast travelers with the launch of Air Tahiti Nui’s new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy’s Terminal 4 and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle International Airport Terminal 2A. Starting April 16, 2006, once-a-week service allows for a seven-night stay in Paris and beyond.

Air Tahiti Nui is announcing an introductory fare of $298 roundtrip plus airport taxes available on its website, www.airtahitinui-usa.com. This rate is available for travel April 16 through May 25, 2006, with a maximum stay of 90 days.

For those interested in a weeklong Parisian holiday, Air Tahiti Nui departs New York on Sunday at 5:15pm arriving in Paris seven hours and 15 minutes later at 6:30am Monday morning. The return flight from Paris departs Monday at 12:25pm, arriving in New York the same day at 2:55pm.

As Air Tahiti Nui code shares with France’s “TGV” (French high speed rail service, http://www.tgv.com/EN/), passengers can easily book a connecting train departing Terminal 2 at Paris’s CDG airport to 16 provincial cities in France including Lille, Nantes, Le Mans, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Montpellier, among others.

April in Paris

While taking in Paris’s overwhelming beauty explore the diverse arrondissements/neighborhoods with their classic attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louve Museum, and the Champs-Elysees. Travelers can stroll through the streets to enjoy the green parks, couture shopping and world-famous museums by day followed by the provocative Moulin Rouge by night. These enticing sights and others may also be savored from a boat cruise along Paris’s grand avenue – the River Seine. Onlookers may even make out the faint sounds of jazz as musicians play on the Notre Dame Bridge at sunset.

After a few days in Paris, board the TGV to one of France’s great provincial cities with adventures to the shores of Southern France’s Marseille or to the quintessential wine country of Bordeaux. Without straying too far from Paris, Le Mans, Lyon and Lille offer visitors memorable experiences of the true French countryside enhanced by fresh banquettes with brie and red wine readily available on every street corner.

Air Tahiti Nui is expanding its network with nonstop service from New York to Paris coupled with its nonstop service from New York to Tahiti providing unprecedented accessibility to Tahiti for East Coasters. The airline, French Polynesia’s national carrier, flies to Papeete (capital of Tahiti) thrice weekly from John F. Kennedy International Airport with one-stop direct service to Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand (the latter commenced March 27). Air Tahiti Nui also offers daily nonstop service with 13 weekly flights from Los Angeles International Airport to the legendary beauty of Tahiti and Her Islands.

Air Tahiti Nui, the leading carrier to French Polynesia, has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. The company was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui won the award for “Best Onboard Service for a Smaller Airline” from the 2006 Skytrax airline survey and Global Traveler’s “Best of 2005” reader poll ranked Air Tahiti Nui the number two “Best Airline in the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand,” and sixth for “Best Onboard Service” in the worldwide category.

For information on schedules and fares call toll-free 1-877-824-4846, or visit your local travel agent, or Air Tahiti Nui online at www.airtahitinui-usa.com.

 

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