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Air Tahiti


Emerging under its current moniker in 1987, Air Tahiti serves a network of 46 islands scattered across French Polynesia. Serving an area as large as Europe, the airline’s regular services vary from short flights between islands, to longer journeys across the South Pacific. From the Society Islands to the Cook Islands, Air Tahiti flights allow you to discover more of this picturesque region.


Pre-Flight Information

Check-In Information

At the Airport

Travellers choosing to check-in at the airport are advised to visit an Air Tahiti check-in desk between 30 minutes and two hours before their scheduled departure time. The check-in time can vary between destinations, so it is always best to check with the airline before you arrive at the airport.


Self-Service Kiosks

Time saving self-service kiosks are available to Air Tahiti passengers departing Tahiti’s Faa'a International Airport. Air Tahiti check-in kiosks are open 16 hours to 25 minutes prior to departure.


Online Check-In

Air Tahiti’s online check-in service is available to most passengers travelling with the airline. Passengers may access the service between 16 and 1 hours before their scheduled flight time. There are some occasions when online check-in cannot used, including when passengers require special assistance, are flying to or from Rarotonga, or are travelling in a Twin Otter or Beechcraft for all or part of the journey.



Carry-On Baggage

All travel routes serviced by Air Tahiti offer passengers a maximum carry-on baggage allowance of 5kg per person. Extra carry-on allowance to cater for laptops, cameras, handbags and additional luggage is not available.


Checked Baggage Allowance

Air Tahiti’s baggage allowance varies between travel classes. Passengers flying in Y or S class are permitted a baggage allowance of 23kg. Those travelling to or from Rarotonga are also permitted 23kg of checked baggage. Travellers who have booked fares in Z class are allowed 46kg of checked baggage.


Frequent Flyer

- no frequent flyer



- no lounges


In-Flight Experience

Air Tahiti Magazine

Discover the diverse islands and experiences of French Polynesia with the Air Tahiti Magazine. A fantastic way to learn more about the airline, the region and some of the best things to see and do, it’s your perfect introduction to this beautiful corner of the globe.



Refreshments are only available on flights serviced by ATR aircraft. Complimentary fruit juice is offered to passengers travelling between Tahiti or Moorea and the islands, with some snacks available to purchase from the airline’s cabin crew. Passengers departing before 9am will also be provided with coffee or tea, with alcoholic beverages sold after 9am. Sandwiches may be purchased on flights between Tahiti and Hiva Oa, Mangareva, Raivavae, Rimatara, Takapoto, Tubuai, Hao, Makemo, Nuku Hiva, Rarotonga, Rurutu and Takaroa.


Cabin Class

Air Tahiti operates three different types of aircraft: the Twin Otter, the Beechcraft and the ATR.


Twin Otter and Beechcraft Aircraft

The Twin Otter and Beechcraft aircraft are small capacity planes, meaning that the routes that they service are not attended by flight stewards. Refreshments are not available to passengers flying on these aircraft. These flights have an open seating policy, allowing passengers to choose their preferred seat upon boarding.


ATR Aircraft

Most Air Tahiti flights operate using either the ATR 72 or ATR 42 aircraft. Passengers travelling on these models between Tahiti and the islands or Morea and the islands enjoy a welcome fruit juice, with tea and coffee also available on flights before 9am. Drinks and snacks can be purchased from Air Tahiti’s cabin crew, with sandwiches also available to buy on some flight routes. Alcoholic beverages are sold after 9am.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Air Tahiti the same as Air Tahiti Nui?

Air Tahiti is a regional airline that serves French Polynesia, while Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline based in Tahiti. Air Tahiti solely serves French Polynesia.


Where does Air Tahiti fly to?

Air Tahiti currently services a network of 46 islands across French Polynesia, plus there are also flights to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Some of the archipelagos that Air Tahiti flies to include the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands, and the Austral Islands.

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