Air Tahiti Nui plans to purchase four Boing 787-9s to replace its Airbus A340-300 long haul fleet. Delivery is planned from the fourth quarter of 2018.
Air Tahiti Nui and Boeing plan to formalise the order during the coming months. The four Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be acquired through a mix of lease (two) and purchase (two) arrangements. The choice of engine manufacturer has yet to be determined.
Following today’s announcement, Air Tahiti Nui’s chairman, Michel Monvoisin said, “We are very excited to partner with Boeing to deliver the very latest innovations in comfort and technology to our global customers. The new fleet investment will help future-proof travel to and from The Islands of Tahiti, and assist the acceleration in visitor growth.”