NEW YORK, NY, February 8, 2008 - Families looking for a fun, economical and exotic getaway this winter need not look any further as Air Tahiti Nui just announced free air for kids 11 and younger on New York and Los Angeles flights through May 31, and November 1 to December 10, 2008. Two paying adults receive two free child tickets* on flights from JFK, and one free child ticket on flights from LAX. Moana (economy) class air for mom and dad starts from $1,423 per person from New York and $1,161 per person from Los Angeles. All tickets must be booked by May 1.
On Air Tahiti Nui, kids are kept busy with personal in-flight entertainment systems featuring cool interactive games and six new release movies, while parents relax with the hospitable services of an award-winning cabin crew.
Once in French Polynesia, families can share the calm beauty and tranquility of Tahiti and Her Islands together. Breathtaking views of jagged mountains in the distance and the ocean’s many shades of blue will astound young eyes, while jet skiing and snorkel trips will bring kids within petting distance of friendly stingrays and hundreds of colorful fish. Adventurous 4x4 Jeep expeditions into lush island interiors will thrill all with bumpy, muddy rides, and hiking excursions with a naturalist guide are both fun and educational as children learn about Tahiti’s unique flora and fauna and the history of its ancient marae temples.
Families can also enjoy a private picnic on a motu together, go deep-sea fishing and catch their dinner, take a glass bottom boat ride and experience Tahitian culture with festive Polynesian music and dance shows.
Families can reap additional savings by booking specially tailored packages by May 1, which include free meals and activities for children.
Tahiti Legends’ six-day “Moorea Family Special” for two adults and two children (up to age 11) features four roundtrip economy class tickets on Air Tahiti Nui from New York, five nights at the InterContinental Moorea Resort in a Garden Suite Bungalow, inter-island ferry transfers, free kid’s menu meals throughout the stay, and a free dolphin encounter program for two kids. Priced from $5,400 ($4,170 from LA), the package for four costs just $225 per person per day for travel now through May 31.
Another carefree six-day vacation choice is Swain Tahiti Tours’ “Family Getaway to Tahiti.” The package for two adults and two children (up to age 11) includes four roundtrip economy class tickets on Air Tahiti Nui from New York, five nights at Moorea’s Hotel Les Tipaniers in a Standard Bungalow, a half-day Moorea circle island tour with Belvedere Lookout, and airport transfers. Priced from $4,985, the package for four costs just $207 per person per day for travel now through May 31 and November 1 to December 10. Departures from Los Angeles start at $5,475 and include an overnight stay in Papeete.
For more information on these and additional family packages, or to book, visit www.airtahitinui-usa.com or call (877) 824-4846.
*Free tickets for kids are exempt from fuel surcharges but not taxes.
About AIR TAHITI NUI
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 Skytrax 2007 World Airline Awards for "Best Airline" and “Best Cabin Staff”. 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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