Air Tahiti Group 

The Air Tahiti group - Titre et contenu

  The Air Tahiti group in figures

Air Tahiti is a limited liability company with capital of XPF 2,760,000,000..

Subsidiaries% shareholding in 2019
Air Tahiti100
Air Archipels100
SIAT (Air Tahiti's real-estate arm)100
Bora Bora Navettes97
Air Tahiti Nui3,43
Kia Ora Village4,3

  Activities of the group

Air Tahiti, a scheduled air carrier

The main airline in French Polynesia, Air Tahiti today has a network that covers 47 of the country's islands, connecting more than 90% of the population. It provides administrative, school and medical transport between Tahiti and the islands, contributing in this way to the country's regional and economic development. In this context, tourism, which accounts for 30% of Air Tahiti's customers, offers development opportunities in which it plays an active part, through the expansion of the network of islands served and efforts in terms of flight scheduling and pricing.

2019 figures for scheduled air transport
Number of passengers 895 147
of which international tourists362 194
of which residents 532 953
Number of flight hours22 268
Average fill rate70,9%
Turnover (XPF millions)17 072
Number of employees at end-December995.5


Air Tahiti and ground handling for international stopovers

Air Tahiti provides ground-handling services for international airlines that operate flights to Tahiti-Faa'a Airport. Those services include checking in and boarding passengers and their baggage, embarking catering provisions, cleaning the cabins, handling and managing international cargo...

2019 figures for international ground handling department 
Number of landings handled 1 696
Number of scheduled international airlines handled 8
Turnover (XPF millions)1 561
Number of employees at end-December 181


Air Tahiti and flights on demand

To cater for occasional, specific demand, Air Tahiti also charters its aircraft for the transport of passengers or cargo. For goods transport, some ATRs can be converted into cargo aircraft, whereby the cabin is dismantled and the seats are removed to accommodate the cargo. Air Tahiti aircraft are regularly chartered for the transport of agricultural produce (flowers, potatoes, lychees, etc.) or oysters (imported to the islands from overseas).
Air Tahiti and maintenance

The maintenance of Air Tahiti's aircraft is carried out at the airline's Engineering Centre. The maintenance programme is based on a cycle of 400 flight hours for ATRs. Its expertise is recognised by the manufacturer and the region's other airlines.

Air Tahiti provides indeed occasionally major maintenance work on ATRs for other companies in the Pacific.
Air Archipels

​​​​​​​Founded in 1996, Air Archipels is a private airline.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Air Tahiti group, Air Archipels operates flights for Tahitian organisations and for Air Tahiti, in particular medical evacuations using specially equipped aircraft. It makes 90% of urgent medical evacuations.

The company also offers private custom flights to all destinations in the Polynesian islands that are open to civil air traffic.

It operates three Beechcraft B200 King Air and two Twin Otter DHC6-300 aircraft.

2019 figures for Air Archipels 
Number of flight hours 2 665.7
Turnover (XPF millions)933
Number of employees at end-December51


Bora Bora Navettes

Bora Bora Navettes runs the shuttle service across the Bora Bora lagoon between the islet where the airport is located and the village of Vaitape on the main island. It is a 97% subsidiary of Air Tahiti, the commune of Bora Bora being the other partner in the company.