Air Tahiti Nui retires its A340s and becomes an all-Boeing operator

Papeete, Tahiti - The French long-haul operator Air Tahiti Nui is now an all-Boeing operator following the removal of the last two Airbus A340-300 aircraft from its fleet.

The airline announced that it ceased operations with its remaining two Airbus A340 jetliners as of Sept. 24.

The first aircraft with registration F-OJGF was retired on Sept. 1st and flew to the Marana regional airport in Tucson, Arizona on Sept.25, where it was stored.

The second A340 with registration F-OSEA carried out its last scheduled flight on Sept. 24 and was also ferried to Marana for storage the following day.

As of Sept. 25, Air Tahiti Nui is an all-Boeing operator with four Boeing 787-9 in the fleet, of which two were leased from the American lessor Air Lease Corporation. The other two aircraft are owned by the French carrier.

Air Tahiti Nui's Dreamliners are deployed on routes from Papeete to Auckland, Los Angeles, Paris CDG via Los Angeles, and Tokyo Narita.