Air Tahiti Nui introduces lie flat Business Class seats and new Premium Economy cabin on 787-9 Dreamliners

  • March 27, 2018

To coincide with Air Tahiti Nui’s 20th anniversary this year, the flag carrier for French Polynesia is phasing out its current Airbus A340-300 fleet and replacing it with four 787-9 Dreamliners.

The fleet renewal is set to commence in November 2018, with the remaining three aircraft scheduled to be rolled out by September 2019.

Over and above the already impressive features of the Dreamliner, the cabin will be completely redesigned to offer a stunning new look that is distinctly Tahitian. Inspired by the beautiful Islands of Tahiti, the airline is excited to be creating a striking look, which when paired with the crew’s warm Polynesian hospitality, will ensure all guests feel immersed in Tahiti from the moment they board the aircraft.

Air Tahiti Nui is also upgrading its Poerava Business Class cabin with a full-flat seat designed by Rockwell Collins. The Parallel Diamond seat has space in mind and includes a wide range of storage areas to keep personal items out of guests’ way. The cabin will feature a total of 30 seats in five rows with a 2-2-2 configuration. Each seat has a pitch of 60 inches and moves into a fully flat sleeping position. Business seats will also come with a touch screen remote control for the inflight entertainment system, personal lighting and a privacy divider. Each seat is also equipped with an extra cover for maximum comfort while sleeping. Business class seats will be equipped with 16 inch screens while Premium Economy will feature 13-inch screens. Economy class will also receive an upgrade with 12 inch screens matching the airline’s current Business class product.

Air Tahiti Nui’s new Moana Premium Economy class offers extra leg room and space for those wanting to add more comfort and relaxation to their journey to the beautiful Islands of Tahiti. The Z535 seat designed by ZODIAC Aerospace displays a uniquely thin backrest to provide an optimum pitch of 38 inches, a width of 19 inches and a seat recline of 8 inches. The dedicated cabin features a total of 32 seats with a seven-abreast configuration of five rows (2-3-2).

The “Tahitian Dreamliners” will be equipped with Panasonic’s most advanced Inflight Entertainment (IFE) system. The eX3 solution offers unmatched performance and reliability bringing Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) to every seat through capacitive multi-touch screens to ensure an immersive and entertaining experience.

The new aircraft would begin flying from Auckland in November, providing guests with the very latest in comfort and technology during their flight to Tahiti and beyond to Los Angeles and Paris.

Bookings on the Dreamliners are now open. Book with Air Tahiti Nui.


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