Alaska Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui announce new partnership

posted on 30th March 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Alaska Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui announce new partnership

Alaska Airlines announced today that Air Tahiti Nui is their newest global airline partner – opening a world of adventure, fun and relaxation in the islands of Tahiti.

Beginning Oct. 4, Air Tahiti Nui will begin new nonstop service between their hometown airport in Seattle and Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia located on its main island Tahiti.

From there, the possibilities are endless for escapes to dozens of other nearby islands.

“Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting Bora Bora? We’re delighted to have Air Tahiti Nui join our array of global airline partners, further connecting the West Coast to the South Pacific,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines.

“Our guests are going to love the convenience of a nonstop flight to this amazing destination on an airline that offers world-class service and amenities flying the beautiful Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.”

“It is with great enthusiasm that we are launching this new direct service to the Pacific Northwest,” said Mathieu Bechonnet, managing director at Air Tahiti Nui.

“This will help the further development of tourism to French Polynesia, including from the market of Western Canada.

“Alaska Airlines is the perfect partner for this, and we are looking with great excitement at the new commercial opportunities that lay ahead.

“This will strongly reinforce the position of Air Tahiti Nui as the leading airline for services to and from Tahiti”.

New Air Tahiti Nui service:


City Pair





Oct. 4, 2022

Papeete – Seattle

10:00 p.m.

10:25 a.m. +1 day

Tues, Sat


Oct. 5, 2022

Seattle – Papeete

12:40 p.m.

7:10 p.m.

Wed, Sun


Air Tahiti Nui is Alaska Airlines newest global airline partner.

Air Tahiti Nui has existing daily nonstop service between Papeete and Los Angeles, an additional key Alaska hub airport on the West Coast.

There’s also another flight for guests to get excited about: Air Tahiti Nui, with its historical connection to France, provides nonstop service between Los Angeles and Paris – an extremely popular route between two world cities.

Starting April 1Alaska’s Mileage Plan members can earn miles on all Air Tahiti Nui flights. (Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to post in Mileage Plan accounts.) Mileage redemption for Air Tahiti Nui flights is expected to be available later this spring.

Tickets for Air Tahiti Nui flights can be purchased now on the airline’s website.