03 March 2015

Air Tahiti Nui orders 787-9 instead of A350s to replace A340s.

French Polynesian flag carrier Air Tahiti Nui has confirmed that will replace its 5 Airbus A340 quad-engine jet fleet with 4 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

The airline will buy 2 aircraft and lease 2 others in a deal valued at $514 million.

The carrier had been looking at the 787, the A330neo and A350 for its fleet upgrade.  

Delivery of the first aircraft will start in Q4/2018, which will coincide with Air Tahiti Nui’s 20th anniversary.


The airline, based at Faa’a International Airport in Papeete, started scheduled service on 20/Nov/1998.

Based on the article “Boeing Wins Battle over Airbus for Air Tahiti Nui with Dreamliner Order” published in AirwaysNews

1 comment:

  1. Wonder why- have a guess, deliveries perhaps? Only 2 this year -wonder how many 787 have come out of Boeing in that time.