The first Boeing 787-9 Air Tahiti Nui comes painted in the new livery (Video / Photo)
Freshly removed from the Boeing hangars, the first Boeing 787-9 Air Tahiti Nui is painted in the new livery.
On September 6, the first Boeing 787-9 Air Tahiti Nui exited the Boeing hangars. It is registered with the F-OMUA code and baptized “Fakarava. It comes endowed with the new color scheme Air Tahiti Nui, which some Polynesian symbols.
This is the first Dreamliner out of a total of 4. It will arrive in Tahiti in October, and from November it will operate commercial flights to Auckland. From March 2019, the aircraft will operate flights between Papeete and Paris.
The first Boeing 787-9 Air Tahiti Nui
The first Boeing 787-9 Air Tahiti Nui is configured in 3 classes and can carry up to 294 passengers. The configuration is: 30 of seats in Business Class, 32 of seats in Premium Economy and 232 of seats in Economy.
The first two aircraft are leased from Air Lease Corp. (ALC). The following 2 are contracted directly from Boeing and will pay 517 millions of dollars. The latter would be delivered by the end of 2019. The new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will replace the existing Airbus A340-300 aircraft.