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Air France Tahiti is apart of the Air France Corporation operating flights from Tahiti to Paris Via Los Angeles. Our inflight service is second to none and reflects the warmth and culture of tahiti! On June 4, 2016, the company suspended all operations indefinitely after an accident (See: Flight 182 Accident), by order of the French Civil Aviation Authority. On June 30, the company's website was taken down, as was airport signage at non-hub cities. On September 1, 2016, the company announced that there was a lack of maintenance causing the incidents aboard Flight 182, they announced that operations will return to operating on September 10, while another used 767-300 has been ordered, and should be entering service November 1, 2016, when full schedule will resume. On October 21, the company announced that Air France Tahiti service will NOT resume November 1, and will be suspended until further notice. On December 13, 2016, Jacques Drummond, the Chief Information Officer, announced that the company will resume operations on January 1, 2017, with flight 2017 from PPT-CDG (Operated by Airbus A330 Moorea), departing at 9:00AM. The company's website was re-opened and flight booking was made available. He announced that the 767 that was ordered will NOT be accepted and that the other 767 in the fleet has been grounded indefinitely, the fleet size of the company is now 7 and all flights to Las Vegas are suspended indefinitely. Flights to Las Vegas began on a reduced schedule in April 2017. On May 14, 2017, the company announced that the grounded 767-300 had been removed from the fleet and that the airline ordered 2 Airbus A330-200s, from Etihad. The first aircraft entered service in November and the second one in January 2018. Flights to Las Vegas resumed their regular schedule (14x weekly) in November 2017. 

Air France Tahiti

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Founded
April 22, 2014
Hubs
Papeete
Focus Cities
Paris
Frequent-Flier Program
Flying Blue
Airport Lounge
Première Lounge

Departures Lounge Arrivals Lounge Salon Air France SkyTeam Lounge

Air France Lounge
Alliance
One Sky Alliance
Fleet Size
9
Destinations
10
Parent Company
Air France-KLM
Key People
Harvey Munson (CEO), Pierre Lafrance (COO)

FleetEdit

Type Notes
x7 Airbus 330-200 3-class layout
x1 Airbus 330-200 Moorea 3-class layout, AF Tahiti flagship.  First A330 Purchased.  Features First Class suites, instead of standard First Class pods.  
x1 Boeing 757-300 2-class layout operates to Auckland.
FORMER FLEET:
x2 Boeing 767-300 Former Cameroon Airlines. 3-Class layout. OPERATED 2014-2017

Incidents/AccidentsEdit

Spring 2014 - An Air France Tahiti Airbus A330-200F (Freight Plane) landed in Moscow, after the plane's fuel jettison malfunctioned, jettisoning some fuel.  

July 19, 2014 - An Air France Tahiti Airbus A330-200 (Moorea) skidded off the runway upon landing in Paris.  The aircraft took on moderate damage and the aircraft has since been repaired.  

May 20, 2016 - An Air France Tahiti (Flight 182) Boeing 767-300 took a hard landing at San Francisco Airport. The aircraft slammed down into the ground injuring 14 of the 211 passengers and crew. The nose landing gear collapsed. An Air France Tahiti spokesperson says the aircraft incurred heavy damage and is to be scrapped. On June 4, 2016, the company announced that there has been had been a major mechanical malfunction.

August 13, 2018 - An Air France Tahiti Boeing 757-300 (Flight 232) from Papeete to Auckland returned to Papeete shortly after departure, following a bird strike, leading to failure of Engine #1.