Air Tahiti Nui

About Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui (TN) is French Polynesia’s national airline, flying from Tahiti to Auckland, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo.

Cabin Classes

Moana Economy

The Moana Economy cabin features a total of 232 seats designed for long haul travel. The Z300’s articulating seat makes it one of the best next generation long-range economy class seats.  Key features include a 79cm seat pitch, 15cm seat recline, personal accessories kit and a comfortable polar blanket & pillow.

Moana Premium Economy

Featuring the Z535 seat, the more personal Premium Economy cabin offers 32 seats that deliver a more comfortable economy flying experience with extra leg room and relaxation space. The seat features a unique recline motion that cradles the passenger while optimizing living space. Key features include a 96.5cm seat pitch, 20cm seat recline, 52cm seat width, additional baggage allowance, priority check-in & boarding, personal accessories kit and a comfortable polar blanket & pillow.

Poerava Business

The more exclusive Poerava Business cabin is designed to optimise space and features a total of 30 seats. Each seat is equipped with a luxurious cushion and cover comfort system for restful travel. The seats also offer personal lighting and a privacy divider.  Key features of this cabin include 180-degree full-flat seat, bed length 198 cm for sleeping, 152cm seat pitch, priority check-in, priority baggage, airport lounge access, additional baggage allowance, thick duvet & pillow and a luxury personal accessories kit.

Stay entertained & connected

Onboard you’ll have access to Panasonic’s most advanced Inflight Entertainment (IFE) system in operation today. Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) at every seat through multi-touch screens ensures that every passenger enjoys an immersive and entertaining experience. Poerava Business seats are equipped with 40 cm screens, Moana Premium Economy passengers will enjoy the definition of a 33 cm screen and Moana Economy will discover a 30 cm screen. Guests will be able to stay connected with Panasonic’s eXConnect satellite broadband. Additionally, high speed internet will be accessible directly with the in-seat system and via PDA through onboard Wi-Fi.

Food and Beverage

Air Tahiti Nui believes that your holiday is a journey that begins the moment you board the aircraft, and the inflight menu provided is an integral part of setting the stage. Their chefs have considered every detail and developed dishes that will add to and complement the rich sensory experience that awaits. Combined with the wine list, which is informed by their French history, these tastes are meant to reinforce the vividness of your travel.



Guests in all classes of service are permitted one piece of carry-on luggage plus one personal item. Personal items include a small handbag, camera case, infant bag or laptop bag. The maximum weight of the carry-on bag is 10kg for Moana Economy and Moana Premium Economy and 12kg for Poerava Business. Carry-on bags and must be within the total linear dimensions of 115cm.

Code-share flights operated by airlines other than Air Tahiti Nui may have different carry-on baggage policies.


Moana Economy guests are allowed 1 checked bag for free with a maximum weight of 23kg (50lbs). Moana Premium Economy guests are allowed 2 free bags, each with a total weight of 23kg (50lbs). Poerava Business guests are allowed 2 free bags, each with a total weight of 32kg (70lbs).  The linear size limitations for all bags are 158cm (62in). Linear dimensions are found by adding the length, width and height of a bag.

Any item weighing more than 32kg (70lbs) will not be accepted. These items must be shipped as freight

Bulky Items

Items exceeding 23kg (50lbs) for economy or more than 158cm will be charged extra. The maximum weight of any one item is 32kg while the maximum length is 250cm (98in). There is a four bag maximum per passenger.

Air Tahiti does offer a special allowance for surf, ski, golf and diving equipment. One bag with such equipment will be accepted above the standard checked baggage allowance provided that the equipment is properly packaged, that it includes only surf, ski, golf or diving equipment and does not exceed 23kg and 250cm (98in) in length.

Infant Baggage

Infants under the age of two are not offered a carry-on allowance however the accompanying adult may take one personal item on board such as a small diaper or food bag. The checked baggage allowance for infants is one piece with a 10kg (22lbs) maximum plus one folding stroller or pram.

Restricted or Dangerous Goods

Restricted items include such things as firearms and ammunition, explosives, fireworks, toxins and corrosives, flammable liquids, gasses and solids as well as petrol operated equipment or machines. These are all classified as dangerous goods and are never permitted to fly. Any questionable item must be declared to airline staff at time of check-in.


Web check-in is possible on all Air Tahiti Nui flights except from Tokyo. The web check-in facility is available between 36 to 5 hours before flight departure. All other passengers are required to check-in for their flight at the airport ticket counter between 2 and 3 hours before departure. Check-in closes 1 hour before departure. Valid passports and visas are the responsibility of the passenger and these documents will be checked before boarding passes are issued.


Air Tahiti Nui provides a comfortable lounge at Papeete International Airport just above the departure gates. Shared lounges in Auckland, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Paris are provided by partner airlines. Poerava Business guests and elite frequent flyer members will be given an invitation for entry upon check-in prior to departure.

These comfortable lounge facilities not only include quiet seating areas but also feature snacks and beverages, reading materials, work spaces and more.

Air Tahiti Nui offers a pay-to-enter ‘Lounge Pass’ option for Moana Economy and Moana Premium Economy passengers. This pass is booked online.

Frequent Flyer

It’s free to join the Club Tiare frequent flyer program. The more you travel on Air Tahiti Nui and its codeshare airline partners, the more benefits you receive. The three membership status levels determine the benefits and awards offered to participants in the program.

The entry level Club Tiare, Tahia, starts members off with a 3,000 miles points bonus upon their first activity and gives flyers the opportunity to earn miles for travel with Air Tahiti Nui. Members will also receive exclusive access to promotional offers.

Club Tiare members will achieve elite Silver status upon accumulating 30,000 miles on Air Tahiti Nui during a calendar year. Silver members will also receive a 50% miles bonus as well as one additional item of checked luggage on Air Tahiti Nui services, priority baggage delivery, access to the Business Class check-in line and no fee date changes that are made to valid award flights and itineraries.

The third and highest status level is Gold. This level is reached upon achieving 60,000 Air Tahiti Nui miles. Gold members receive a 75% miles bonus for sectors flown as well as Business Class check-in, free lounge access, one free guest lounge access,  free date changes to valid award flights and itineraries, one free date change to a purchased ticket, an additional piece of checked luggage and priority delivery and choice of seats.

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