Air Tahiti

Airline info

  • Address: Aéroport de Tahiti-Faa'a, BP 314 – 98713, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Contact number: +689 40 86 40 00
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: VT / VTA

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2023): 71.3%
  • Average age of fleet (2024): 5.0 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 6/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: 7/7
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

Air Tahiti is the domestic carrier of French Polynesia, offering vital connectivity routes between the Polynesian islands and taking tourists to paradise destinations like Bora Bora and Moorea. Its network covers an impressive 40+ islands, with Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands, being its sole international destination (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Drdisque)

  • Name: Air Tahiti
  • Date founded: 1987
  • IATA code/ICAO code: VT / VTA
  • CEO: Joel Allain
  • Address: Aéroport de Tahiti-Faa'a, BP 314 – 98713, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Contact number: +689 40 86 40 00
  • Website:
  • Hub: Papeete
  • Focus cities: None
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: None
  • Fleet:

    10 aircraft

    • 8 ATR 72-600 / 68 seats
    • 2 ATR 42-600 / 48 seats
  • Type of carrier: Regional
  • Skytrax* rating: Not rated
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Standard tickets allow a 23kg bag allowance, with Special tickets allowing 46kgs. Any bags that exceed 25kgs will need to be handed to the Air Tahiti Cargo service, but no fees are clear regarding this

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Seats are not allocated at check-in, meaning any passenger can choose any seat as he board the aircraft

  • Priority check-in:


  • Fast track at security:


  • Access to lounge:


  • Priority boarding:


  • Seat pitch:

    30 inches (76cm) on the ATR 72-600 and ATR 42-600

  • Seat width:

    17 inches (43cm) on the ATR 72-600 and ATR 42-600

  • USB port and power socket:


  • Lie-flat seat:


  • Vanity kit:


  • IFE screen width:

    No individual screens available onboard

  • Wi-fi:


  • Inflight magazine:

    Air Tahiti Magazine

  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    A welcome fruit juice is complimentary on all flights and snacks are complimentary on selected routes; snacks and drinks are also available for purchase onboard

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: Not available
  • Pets:

    Pets are welcome in the passengers cabin except for flights to and from Rarotonga. There is a fee of 18USD


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