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Direct Service From New York Features Departures on Popular “Honeymoon Mondays”

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 2007 – Air Tahiti Nui, winner of the “Onboard Service Excellence for a Smaller Airline” category in the 2006 Skytrax World Airline Survey®, today announced a new winter schedule featuring convenient daily service from Los Angeles International Airport to Faa’a International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti, with a total of 11 nonstop flights per week.

From October 29, 2007 through March 30, 2008, flights departing Los Angeles at 11:55pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings will arrive in Papeete the next morning at 6:25 AM, eliminating a forced overnight in Tahiti for those wishing to directly connect to other islands. Saturday and Sunday service will depart LAX at the traditional midday times while Tuesday and Thursday flights will leave in the early evening at 6:40 PM. In addition, four flights per week will depart at 4:25pm and arrive in Tahiti at 10:55pm.

 The return schedule from Tahiti also offers eleven nonstop flights per week to Los Angeles and provides great connections from all points in the islands. A new flight departing Tahiti at 8:30pm will operate on Sunday and Thursday, with an arrival in Los Angeles at 6:45am the next morning. Five flights per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday will depart at 10:00 PM, arriving in Los Angeles the next day at 8:10 AM. Four additional flights per week will depart at 11:30pm and arrive in Los Angeles at 9:45am the next day.

This new schedule also offers two direct flights per week to Sydney on Tuesday and Thursday, and one direct flight per week to Auckland on Wednesday.

New York, New York This winter, Air Tahiti Nui will operate twice-weekly direct service from New York to Tahiti on the popular honeymoon travel day Monday and at the start of the weekend on Friday. Flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport will briefly stopover in LAX, arriving Papeete early the next day to allow for seamless domestic connections to Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea and the other beautiful islands.

Oui, Paris Air Tahiti Nui flies nonstop from Los Angeles to Paris on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing LAX at 12:30pm and arriving Charles DeGaulle International Airport at 8:25am the next morning. Return flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays depart France at 11:30am and arrive Southern California at 2:20pm the same day. Two additional flights will be added over the peak Christmas/New Year’s period December 9, 2007 – January 9, 2008, and weekly from March 3, 2008.

Air Tahiti Nui serves all of its routes with a modern fleet of exclusive Airbus A340-300 aircraft, ideally suited for long-haul flights, seating 294 passengers in spacious, comfortable three class configurations: six in first class, 24 in business class and 264 in economy class. Every seat in the aircraft features an individual video screen and the cabin is widely acknowledged to be one of the quietest in the air today. The 2-4-2 configuration in economy eliminates the unpopular "double-excuse-me" center seat found on competitors’ planes using the five-seat center block.

Air Tahiti Nui’s award-winning cabin crew welcome guests aboard with fragrant tiare flowers, delicious French-inspired cuisine and warm Polynesian hospitality. Air Tahiti Nui, the international flag carrier of French Polynesia, links four continents to the South Pacific with flights from France, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

 About AIR TAHITI NUI Air Tahiti Nui, with a route network linking the South Pacific to four continents, is the leading carrier to French Polynesia. The airline 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. The Government of French Polynesia is the major shareholder in the airline along with Tahitian private investors.

The 2005 Skytrax survey awarded top honors for the third straight year to Air Tahiti Nui, naming it the “Best Airline - Pacific” and “Best Cabin Staff - Australia/Pacific”; in 2006 the airline won recognition for “Onboard Service Excellence for a Smaller Airline.” Global Traveler magazine’s 2005 reader poll ranked Air Tahiti Nui number two in the “Best Airline in the South Pacific” category and sixth worldwide for “Best Onboard Service.” Please visit for more information


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