Air Tahiti Nui Launches New Cabin Reconfiguration

We are pleased to announce that Air Tahiti Nui will launch its new $17 million cabin reconfiguration and entertainment system on board its fleet of Airbus A340-300 aircraft in April 2013. Three aircraft will be updated by June for the Los Angeles and Paris routes. The colors of the new seats and interiors will continue to reflect the stunning beauty and charm of Polynesia.

Replacing Air Tahiti Nui’s traditional three-class layout, the new configuration will feature two classes of service – an expanded and enhanced Poerava Business Class and an upgraded Economy Class Moana. The Poerava Business Class will increase its seat capacity from 24 to 32. Based on the popular Sogerma “angled-lie-flat cocoon seat,” the new Business Class seats will provide more personal space, with a 60-inch seat pitch, while continuing a two-by-two-by-two configuration, offering passengers a choice of window and aisle seating.

Economy Class Moana will feature new comfort-focused lightweight seats while retaining the popular two-four-two seating configuration. Designed and built in Italy, the new seats will have a wider-than-normal 18-inch seat with an average 32-inch pitch. Air Tahiti Nui expects to achieve a fuel savings through the installation of the new lightweight seats, reducing 3,700 kilos of weight per flight.

The highlight of Air Tahiti Nui’s new cabins is the Inflight Entertainment System featuring on-demand touch-screen access to nearly 50 movies and television programs, as well as magazines, games and music. The system also features a Tahiti focused TV channel, “Tiare TV,” inviting passengers to enjoy a taste of their upcoming vacation in Tahiti the moment they step on board.

 

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