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Air Tahiti Nui annualizes its Papeete-Paris CDG service, via Seattle-Tacoma
Air Tahiti Nui annualizes its Papeete-Paris CDG service, via Seattle-Tacoma
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Air Tahiti Nui annualizes its Papeete-Paris CDG service, via Seattle-Tacoma

The addition of the service, usually operated via Los Angeles, will allow Air Tahiti Nui to offer six to seven weekly frequencies between Papeete and Paris CDG all year round.

Air Tahiti Nui is strongly strengthening its service between Paris and Papeete by announcing the annualization of the addition of its second route between the two cities, via Seattle-Tacoma Airport. 

Air Tahiti will maintain six to seven daily frequencies year-round on the Papeete-Paris CDG route

The Papeete-Seattle service had been inaugurated on Oct. 4, 2022, with two frequencies per week. The company had then announced that this route would be extended for the summer 2023 period. It is now official since from June 12, the Papeete-Seattle-Paris CDG route will be coupled with the Papeete-Paris CDG route operated via Los Angeles. From this date, Air Tahiti will operate a daily flight between Papeete and Paris CDG, with two frequencies per week operated via Seattle-Tacoma and five frequencies per week operated via Los Angeles. And Air Tahiti Nui is now announcing that this additional service will be relaunched from the beginning of the winter season (October 29, 2023). In concrete terms, the two routes will be operated jointly until September 3, 2023. On that date, until October 28, the company will suspend for a while the operation via Seattle, but the two frequencies will be resumed via Los Angeles. During this period, Air Tahiti Nui will operate six weekly frequencies on the Papeete-Los Angeles-Paris CDG route and return. As of October 29, the two weekly frequencies via Seattle-Tacoma will resume, and will complement three to four weekly frequencies operated via Los Angeles. So Air Tahiti Nui will operate 5 to 6 flights per week throughout the winter on the Papeete-Paris route and return.

The contribution of the agreement with Alaska Airlines 

Remember that, at Seattle-Tacoma, the company has a very broad partnership with Alaska Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, of which the airport is one of the main hubs. On the Papeete-Seattle route, the two airlines are code-sharing and customers of both airlines can have reciprocal frequent flyer programs as it is the case on many other routes operated by Alaska Airlines from Seattle (where it operates 1,200 daily flights to 120 destinations). On the Papeete-Los Angeles-Paris CDG route, Air Tahiti Nui is also code-sharing with another oneworld member airline, American Airlines. 

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