The first Dreamliner of Air Thaiti Nui takes shape
North Charleston - The first of four Dreamliners of Air Tahiti Nui was photographed in the Boeing's North Charleston FAL.
The 787-9 of the Pacific carrier will be configured to accommodate 30 passengers in Business class, 32 in new Premium and 232 in the Economy.
Air Tahiti Nui expects to put its first Dreamliner into service between Papeete and Auckland on November 7, 2018. The same day, it will take off for Los Angeles at 11:50 PM, where it will arrive the next day at 10:10 AM. These two routes will be offered three times a week with the same rotation. Finally, the Papeete - Tokyo-Narita route will welcome the new Dreamliner from February 4, 2019, with two flights per week.
The arrival of the Air Tahiti Nui's 787-9 at Paris-CDG is scheduled from March 23, 2019, replacing the airline's Airbus A340-300 for Los Angeles route five times a week.
Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline operator headquartered out of Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia). Established on 31 October 1996, the carrier currently operates five Airbus A340-300 to improve inbound tourism.
In May 2015, Air Tahiti Nui announced that it would replace all its Airbus A340-300s with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
What happens when you mix island vibes with airplanes? The new @AirTahitiNuiUS 787-9 #Dreamliner AND the largest decal ever on a 787 vertical fin! 🌸 Check out this record breaking Tahitian gardenia decal completed at #Boeing's component paint facility in N Charleston, S.C. pic.twitter.com/IzmcQw1DhW— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) August 17, 2018