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French Polynesia is an overseas territory of France, located in the South Pacific Ocean, about 3000 km (about 2000 mi) south of Hawaii and half way between New Zealand to the west and South America to the east. The capital is Papeete, which is located on Tahiti, the largest island in the territory.

Latest updates

 

15 Oct 2017

Tahiti Seaplanes is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Papeete Faa'a (PPT) [added]

17 Sep 2017

Islands is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Papeete Faa'a (PPT). It intends to start in early 2018 [added]

25 Jul 2017

Tahiti Air Charter is a passenger charter carrier based out of Papeete Faa'a (PPT) using amphibian aircraft for sightseeing tours [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Archipels   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : -- : RHL
Genealogy : Air Moorea >>Air Archipels
Comments : Air Archipels operations started on 15Jul1996. Charter services in Tahiti and nearby Islands. Had Air Moorea merge in

Air Moorea   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 2010
Airline Code : VT : TAH
Genealogy : Air Moorea >>Air Archipels
Comments : Air Moorea was established in 1968 & started operations on 15Sep1968. As of Nov2010, the airline appeared to have stopped operations & eventually merged into Air Archipels

Air Polynesie  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1987
Airline Code : VT : ---
Genealogy : RAI >Air Polynesie >Air Tahiti
Comments : [AIR TAHITI began operations as RAI (Resaeau Aerien Interinsulaire) when the Government took over the operations of AIR TAHITI (1950>). RAI taken over by TAI (later UTA). The name AIR POLYNESIE was adopted 1970 and to AIR TAHITI in 1987]

Air Tahiti   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1969* - 1979*
Airline Code : QE : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Tahiti was re-formed early in 1969 to operate a shuttle service linking Tahiti with Moorea. Gharter flights were also undertaken

Air Tahiti  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1987 - date
Airline Code : VT : VTA
Genealogy : RAI >Air Polynesie >Air Tahiti
Comments : AIR TAHITI began operations as RAI (Reseau Aerien Interinsulaire) on 30Jun1953 when the Government took over the operations of AIR TAHITI (1950>). RAI taken over by TAI (later UTA). The name AIR POLYNESIE was adopted 1970 and to AIR TAHITI in 1987 (Regional airline operating services to 41 islands within French Polynesia)

Air Tahiti Nui   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : TN : THT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Tahiti Nui was founded on 31Oct1996 & commenced operations on 20Nov1998. The first international airline based in Tahiti, formed to develop inbound tourism

Air Tetiaroa  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Tetiaroa was formed in 2014 & operates passenger charter flights between Papeete, Tahiti and Onetahi, located in the Tetiaroa Atoll, 60 kilometres north of Papeete. The atoll is the site of The Brando Resort; an homage to Marlon Brando

Aviazur   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Islands  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Islands is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Papeete Faa'a (PPT). It intends to start in early 2018

Pacific Fret Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pol'Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pol'Air was founded in 2009 & obtained its air transport certificate on 22Dec2009. A charter airline using Beechcraft 1900D

RAI (Reseau Aerien Interinsulaire)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1953 - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : RAI >Air Polynesie >Air Tahiti
Comments : [AIR TAHITI began operations as RAI (Resaeau Aerien Interinsulaire) on on 30Jun1953when the Government took over the operations of AIR TAHITI (1950>). RAI taken over by TAI (later UTA). The name AIR POLYNESIE was adopted 1970 and to AIR TAHITI in 1987]

Regie Aerienne Interinsuiaire   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1951 - 1956*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tahiti Air Charter  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tahiti Air Charter is a passenger charter carrier based out of Papeete Faa'a (PPT) using amphibian aircraft for sightseeing tours

Tahiti Air Tour Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tahiti Airlines   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tahiti Conquest Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : TQ8
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Domestic scheduled and charter airline)

Tahiti Seaplanes  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tahiti Seaplanes is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Papeete Faa'a (PPT). Initial operations will include tourist and panoramic flights, and resort transfers

TRAPAS   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

Late 1940s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Wanair (Wan Air)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : VNR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Wanair (Wan Air) was founded in 1987 (Scheduled and charter operator that served nearby islands)