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Air Tahiti Nui Awarded ‘Best Airline in the South Pacific” for the Second Consecutive Year by Global Traveler’s 13th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey

December 9, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Air Tahiti Nui has been named the “Best Airline in the South Pacific” by Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey of frequent luxury and business travelers. Securing a spot on this coveted list of highly regarded winners for the second year in a row and the third time in the past four years, Air Tahiti Nui has established its position as the leading carrier to French Polynesia and the South Pacific. The survey honors airlines, hotels, loyalty programs and travel-related products in more than 80 categories, all voted on by GT’s distinguished readers. Global Traveler’s consistent, unbiased reporting has placed the GT Tested Reader Survey among the most highly regarded in the industry.

“Celebrating 13 years of honoring the very best in travel is quite an accomplishment,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “As our awards remain some of the most sought-after in the industry, it’s a testament to our readers, an elite group of well-traveled, savvy frequent flyers. Each year we see a mix of perennial winners and newfound favorites gracing the winners’ list, but all have one thing in common and that is a true dedication to serving travelers.”

“This award is a reflection of the Air Tahati Nui team’s hard work and commitment to delivering the very best in service and luxury to our customers,” said Vice President North America, Air Tahiti Nui, Nicholas Panza. “It is truly an honor to be named ‘The Best Airline in the South Pacific’ for the second year in a row.”

Following a $17 million cabin reconfiguration and upgraded entertainment system in 2013, Air Tahiti Nui announced last year a new addition to their fleet: four 787-9 Dreamliners, which will launch in 2018/19, allowing the airline to fly more passengers and more cargo farther with the same exceptional environmental performance, providing a smoother and cleaner ride to paradise.

Headquartered in Papeete, Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui currently operates five A340-300 aircraft from its Tahiti base to Auckland, New Zealand, Tokyo, Japan, Paris and Los Angeles. The airline has a number of codeshare partners including American Airlines, Air France, Air Calin, Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Qantas and TGAir.

This year’s winners will be feted at a cocktail reception December 13, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif. For more information, visit

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