Air Tahiti CEO: Growth has been positive, but structural limits remain

27 September, 2017

Air Tahiti Nui chairman and CEO Michel Monvoisin, in an interview in IATA's Airlines International business magazine, said (Sep-2017) the airline has experienced continuous growth since 2013, with local political stability, the lower fuel price and tourism growth all contributing to the airline's positive performance in recent years. The carrier is looking forward to its fleet modernisation, with Boeing 787s to replace A340s, and expanding its codeshare network, as contributors to growth. Air Tahiti Nui is "highly dependent on inbound traffic and there is a structural limitation in our growth" in the form of the availability of hotel rooms in Tahiti said Mr Monvoisin. Fa'a'ā International Airport is also "old" and "expensive" and it is "an ongoing challenge and we cannot offer the level of service we want to offer". [more - original PR]