Air Tahiti Magazine

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The Air Tahiti inflight magazine takes you to discover the riches of our islands and Polynesian culture.

Like all the islands at the edge of the world, Hiva Oa immerses the visitor in a timeless sensati...

Today we propose a journey through time and space, looking at the useful plants carried by the fi...

The exuberance and passion that surrounds traditional Polynesian dancing today, on the part of bo...

Thirty years ago, Air Tahiti launched Séjours dans les îles, its local tour operator, providing F...

With its radiant beauty and heartfelt welcome, this island of the Australs archipelago takes visi...

For the ancient Polynesians settling our islands, finding reliable sources of clean drinking wate...

Polynesians are today reviving traditional festivities from the past , celebrated following the a...

In 1992, Air Tahiti launched its own local tour operator, Séjours dans les îles, offering French ...

The Gambier archipelago is unusual as it encompasses a handful of small high
islands and a scatt...

Chocolate, made from the beans of a small tree, the cacao, has had a couple of “false-starts” in ...

A visit to Rurutu by Julie Adams, curat or of Oceanian object s at the British Museum, signals th...

In an effort to optimize its operations and to provide its clients with a technologically advance...

It is often called the 'sacred island', in reference to the fact that it is the land from which m...

The fruit of the combined efforts of man, nature and the black-lip pearl oyster, the tahitian cul...

Hawaiki Nui Va'a, the biggest paddling competition in French Polynesia, is just as much an except...

Situated 250km northwest of Tahiti, this archipelago can take pride in the fact that it is among ...

Stretched out above the high islands of the Societies and below the Fenua
Enata, the Marquesan "...

Of all animal species reared in French Polynesia, the pearl oyster comes in first place. This mar...

Despite the continuing westernization of lifestyles in our islands and certain recent influences ...

A striking feature of the Gambier Islands is that it sits within one huge lagoon (30km wide and a...

The smallest of the inhabited islands in the Austral archipelago, Rimatara
surprises with the ch...

Around the turn of the 19th century, the Marquesans lived in an extremely
structured and hierarc...

If there is one historical event that marks a radical break with tradition and entirely changed t...

Lying between 600km and 1,200km due South of Tahiti, the inhabited islands of Rimatara, Rurutu, T...

ANAA HAS TAKEN UP THE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE, LAUNCHING AN ECO-TOURISM PILOT PROJECT THAT STEMS FR...

ONCE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MYTHICAL GARDEN OF EDEN BY THE FIRST EUROPEANS TO DISCOVER THE PLACE, F...

FORTY YEARS AGO, IN OCTOBER 1978, JACQUES BREL PASSED AWAY. A GREAT NAME IN FRENCH MUSIC, A FILM ...

Of the five archipelagos that make up our country, one of them has a particular allure. The world...

Island of contrasts, where the volcanic vestiges are still clearly seen, this
far-flung corner ...

Within Fakarava’s biosphere, a model region of the Tuamotu listed by UNESCO as a zone in which co...

If there is a social custom that is specific to French Polynesia, clearly
pre-dating the arriva...

In 2017, Air Tahiti transported 805,700 passengers to 47 island destinations in French Polynesia....

Lesser-known of the Polynesian islands, the Cook Islands have no reason to envy the neighbors, wi...

Among the best known tropical fruits on the planet, the humble banana or mei’a,is omnipresent in ...

‘Ori Tahiti and traditional Polynesian dance more generally, would not be quite
what they are wi...

Unu are sculptures that were originally found standing on the ahu of marae (comparable to the alt...

Enchanting and authentic, Huahine has much to offer the visitors seeking tranquility in the South...

Our islands overflow with hidden treasures, sometimes quietly forgotten over time, waiting in the...

The 11th edition of the Matavaa festival, hosted by Tahuata, celebrated the ancestral culture, al...

To celebrate its 60th birthday, Air Tahiti offered disadvantaged young Polynesians, the Saga chil...

"Off the beaten track", Tubuai is a destination that will be most appreciated by visitors seeking...

Freshwater eels, the mysterious yet familiar inhabitants of our rivers and streams, have many sec...

From the late 18th century onwards with Wallis (1767), Bougainville (1768) and then Cook (1769), ...

Since October 2017, two of Air Tahiti’s aircraft have been outfitted in a new livery, inspired by...

Tahuata, one of the most remote islands of the Marquesas, offers unforgettable natural beauty and...

In French Polynesia, the flora of atolls and motu, small sand islets formed on the barrier reef, ...

Powerful and complex, himene, polyphonic Polynesian song, perpet uates a secular musical traditio...

Since arriving on the scene in 1987, and up until 2013, Christian Vernaudon was at the helm of Ai...

With a surface area of 88 km2, Tahaa is small, the island tour doesn’t take long. The lagoon open...

From June to October every year, the ocean around our islands welcomes humpback whales, travellin...

For the ancient Polynesians, mana is like a fluid, being able to change people and things and to ...

In 2018, our company will celebrate its 60th anniversary. An opportunity to trace the history of ...

Aratika, along with Fakarava, are part of a group of islands classed as a UNESCO "Biosphere Reser...

The flora of atolls in the Tuamotu and motu (islets formed on the barrier reef of a high island),...

Created on January 1st 1917, the Société des Études Océaniennes (SEO,
Society of Oceanian Studie...

In 2018, our company will celebrate 60 years of service. This gives us the opportunity to explore...

Having long languished off the main tourist trails, the island of Rurutu, in the
Australs, now s...

In our islands, fresh water is truly precious, an unequally distributed natural resource that sho...

No-one who visits our islands escapes encountering tikis, the anthropomorphic statues. Presentati...

For almost thirty years, Air Tahiti’s planes have been crisscrossing Polynesian skies carrying ou...

Among the largest islands in the archipelago, Hiva Oa is simply spellbinding, with its wonderful ...

'Auti or the ti-plant, as it can be known in English, holds an important place in the polynesian ...

At one point in time they were on the brink of disappearing, but the Polynesian languages spoken ...

Air Tahiti employs over 1,200 persons in 196 different trades. Through this
zoom, we wish to mak...

Tikehau is the ideal place to get away from it all. An almost perfect oval ring of coral, enclosi...

Bone, feathers, shells, teeth, ivory, flowers, plants and stones have always held a special fasci...

The island of Raiatea is famed for its marae Taputapuatea, set in the extensive ceremonial comple...

Air Tahiti employs over 1,200 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make...

Maupiti, in the far western tip of French Polynesia in the Leeward Islands, offers an unforgettab...

Fascinating due to its wild beauty and feared for its reputation as a predator,
the shark leaves...

The 10th Marquesan Festival of Arts, Matavaa o te Fenua Enata, was held
December 16-19 on the is...

Air Tahiti employs over 1300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make ...

Every year, many tourists visit Rangiroa to explore all the wonderful surprises that this atoll h...

The tamanu tree is spread throughout the Pacific where it grows collectively by the sea. It is le...

Visitors who explore Tahiti and the islands are always astonished by the
number of churches, tem...

Created almost 20 years ago, in 1996, Air Archipels is an essential link in French Polynesia’s he...

With abrupt cliffs, several bays cut into ancient volcanoes and mountainous landscapes, Nuku Hiva...

During the 1970's, tahitians invented a unique way to fish for mahimahi using a harpoon while on ...

Two hundred years ago on november 12, 1815, tahitian chief Opuhara was killed in the battle of Fe...

Timeline of preparations for the 9:30am tuesday morning flight from Papeete to Bora Bora, "The Pe...

In the heart of the Tuamotu archipelago, this atoll reveals a rich environment of exceptional bea...

Distanced for centuries from the immense shifts in modern life, the people of the Pacific used pl...

Tahiti: the ukulele capital of the world? Of course! The proof is in the world record for the lar...

Air Tahiti employs over 1300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make ...

More than an island, Bora Bora is the epitome of polynesian charm, spread out over a magnificent ...

French Polynesia is paradise for humankind...and it is also paradise for bees, which produce hone...

How did this world, the sky, the ocean and these islands come into being? Who created it? Here is...

Air Tahiti employs over 1300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make ...

Visitors seeking the calm and beauty of the islands will be deeply seduced by Kauehi and its peop...

Most of our high islands reveal majestic valleys imprinted with mystery, beauty, and immense envi...

Before regular contact with Europeans that took place at the end of the 18th century, what is now...

In the Austral Archipelago, the island of Rimatara reveals an authentic Polynesia anchored in tra...

Tahiti and the islands are famous for spectacular scenery, the beauty of the underwater world, an...

Whether hidden or exposed, or as a simple daily bedspread or priceless heirloom, the t?faifai has...

Air Ta hiti employs over 1,300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to mak...

Actual capital in pre-european times due to its political and economic domination over other isla...

Between ocean and lagoon, land and sea, human and environment, reef passes are the junction betwe...

As a popular expression of polynesian warmth and love of life, la bringue (party) or 'areareara'a...

Air Tahiti employs over 1,300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make...

As the cradle of ma'ohi people and culture according to traditional legends, the island of Raiate...

Did you know that grass produces flowers ? That bougainvillea flowers are not really flowers ?...

From december 18-20, 2013, the third mini festival of the arts took place on the island of Ua Huk...

To better serve you and constantly strive to make your trip easier, Air Tahiti continually impro...

Bringing together mountains, lagoons and motu, this archipelago is off the beaten path yet offers...

Throughout the islands of French Polynesia and around some atolls in the northern Cook islands, t...

In april 1768, french explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville became the second european to arrive...

Our airline company has launched an extensive fleet renewal program demonstrated by last november...

At only 1 hour flight from the island of Tahiti, the small Mataiva atoll is one of the underrated...

Ancient polynesians, who were horticulturists as well as navigators, perfectly adapted themselves...

Here more than anywhere else, the family remains at the core of social life and human relationshi...

Since october 1st 2013, the whole fleet of ATR72 aircraft has undergone changes in its cabin conf...

Also called the Island of Memory, Huahine has archeological sites among the most extensive and be...

Far from continents and large land masses, our islands serve as a refuge for land birds. They hav...

The conquest of the eastern Pacific Ocean was one of the greatest maritime adventures of all the ...

Air Tahiti employs over 1300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make ...

Located in the Austral archipelago, this island reveals all the charms of a preserved and authent...

The unique silhouette of this precious shrub characterises the landscapes of numerous islands; in...

In 1769, Tupaia, a tahitian, embarked alongside James Cook during this famous english explorer's ...

Air Tahiti employs over 1,300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make...

Capital of the southern islands of the Land of Men, Hiva Oa illustrates the marquesan authenticit...

The visitor who discovers the white sandy beaches and stunning blue lagoons, as well as the color...

Made of tree bark, this vegetal material has been known in the traditional polynesain society, fo...

Air Tahiti employs over 1,300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make...

The absolute perfection of its scenery and the friendliness of its welcoming inhabitants make of ...

A familar fruit in our islands, but also the ultimate symbol of exoticism and of the south seas i...

Omnipresent in the lives and hearts of the polynesians, music is an essential component of the cu...

Air Tahiti employs over 1,300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make...

At the heart at the Austral islands, this place off the beaten paths, offers to its visitors to d...

Since 2002 when they officially became a sanctuary for marine mammals, the waters of French Polyn...

A rectangular piece of fabric with bright colors and various patterns, the pareo - or his real ta...

Air Tahiti employs over 1 300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make...

Classified by Unesco as a biosphere reserve, an indeniable proof of interest in its natural and h...

Bathing in sunshine and ocean, the islands of Polynesia are also home to dense forests, havens of...

A cooking method used since ancient times, the Ahima'a or tahitian oven, is a well alive traditio...

Created by Air Tahiti in 1992, Sejours dans les iles Tour Operator proposes to the inhabitants of...

The main land, by its size, in the Marquesas archipelago, the island of Nuku Hiva has many riches...

Those who travel in our islands cannot help to be charmed by the spectacle offered by the symphon...

From 1987 to 2011, the Marquesas Festival of Arts has accomplished the tour the force of developi...

Air Tahiti employs over 1300 persons in 196 different trades. Through this zoom, we wish to make ...

Still mostly unknown, Taha'a is an island apart, which nurtures and maintains a distinctive flavo...

Contrary to what it may appear, French Polynesia can only boast only a small number of endemic an...

In the 1930s, Henri Matisse, one of the big revolutionary painters of the 20th century came to ou...

Air Tahiti employs over 1,300 persons in 196 various jobs. In this focus, we wish to make you dis...

At the heart of the Austral archipelago exists a small island with preserved nature and varied an...

Bursting with colors, the exquisite Polynesian flower head wreaths adorn the faces of Polynesian ...

At the beginning of our era, in almost every corner of the world, navigation of the high seas was...

While Air Tahiti is mostly known for its role in air-transportation to the Polynesian islands, it...

This island in the Tuamotu archipelago sweeps visitors off their feet, inviting them to enter the...

Pictures of the Polynesian islands usually show pristine lagoons glistening like diamonds...

'Orero, the art and tradition of oratory, was of key importance in ancient Polynesian society...

The Call Center holds a key role for our clientele, making it possible for hundreds of thousands ...

At the heart of the Marquesas Archipelago, this small island features untouched nature enhanced b...

A rare and precious gem present in only a few lagoons in our islands, the Tahiti cultured pearl i...

From the missionary dresses of the 19th century to modern creations that combine a hint of Polyne...

Becoming a pilot is just a dream for many people, but it is a dream that means hard work and thor...

Manihi, immense crown of coral and majestic lagoon, cradle of the Black Pearl...

Magnificent, unsettling, impressive, breathtaking… Such are the adjectives that come to mind when...

Some islands are said to hide in their heights some paths unlike the others, they connect the wor...

The year 2010 has been designated by the UN as the year of “Biological Diversity”, a sign of the ...

Tikehau is an atoll of white and pink sand that is ahead of its time in many ways...

Visitors to French Polynesia are invariably impressed by the majestic silhouette of the breadfrui...

During June and July, the rhythm of the heiva festival vibrates throughout French Polynesia...

Air Tahiti is a private polynesian company but it still takes on many public service endeavours...

Maupiti is a bit like the Polynesia of times past the Polynesia we dream about and many of us see...

The to’ere a traditional Polynesian drum of ancestral rhythms is an inseparable accompaniment to ...

On July 11th 2010 hundreds of eclipse chasers will arrive in French Polynesia from all over the w...

In 1960 French Polynesia had seven islands that were serviced by airplane or seaplane. Today 50 y...

Sitting on the Southeastern edge of French Polynesia, the Gambier archipelago is a highly unique ...

Since many centuries, the shells fit in the center of the polynesian population continuous and cu...

At the very beginning of the 20th century, the pioneers of the seventh art had already dropped th...

More than a million pieces of baggage are handled by Air Tahiti each year...

Mataiva, to the extreme west of the vast Tuamotu Archipelago, offers visitors a voyage to an unto...

Sea turtles held a special place in ancient Polynesian religion...

It is an unforgettably beautiful moment when the dark of night spreads across the isles of Polyne...

Every day Air Tahiti operates an average of 130 flights within an airspace the size of Europe...

At the heart of the Society Archipelago, Raiatea is different from its neighboring islands...

Traditional Ori Tahiti dance costumes are made using almost entirely natural products from the is...

For over several centuries the Gambier Archipelago was a rich and complex society blossoming with...

Another way to discover the islands

Nestled in the southernmost corner of Polynesia, isolated and temperate Rimatara has always been ...

Powder white beaches and crystal blue lagoons are not the only stunners in French Polynesia...

More than a sport, surfing is a way of life. One of the surf industry greatest spectacles is the ...

Nowadays air transport is a normal and popular way for Polynesians to get around their country...

Bora Bora is the flashy starlet of French Polynesia that draws in visitors from around the world ...

In traditional Polynesian society the appearance and disappearance of the Pleiades constellation ...

Every year Air Tahiti airplanes transport thousands of tons of freight...

So much can be said to describe the fragile crown of coral floating on the Pacific Ocean that is ...

It’s rare that a flower is so strongly associated with a culture, but here in French Polynesia th...

In traditional Polynesian society, the art of tatau (tattoos) had a high degree of sophistication...

Serving 47 islands in French Polynesia, Air Tahiti has become an indispensable lifeline for islan...

With spectacular volcanic peaks that rise over 1,000 m above the Pacific Ocean and deep valleys s...

Of all the trees that grace Polynesia forests, the mape is one of the most remarkable...

The Heiva I Tahiti, French Polynesia largest cultural event, is filled with singing and dancing c...

Taking an Air Tahiti flight might physically only bring you to the islands of French Polynesia, b...

The island of Raivavae is an unknown and preserved treasure. More than 700km from Tahiti...

More than just a vegetable, taro today is an essential ingredient to any Polynesian meal...

The first Chinese to arrive in Tahiti over a century and a half ago were

“Immediate boarding!” For passengers, this call marks the beginning of a trip on Air Tahiti that ...

Imagine two emerald-colored pearls surrounded by the deep blue ocean, beautiful landscapes and a ...

At one point or another, you have surely admired the magnificent, multicolored fish that can be f...

The Himene is a Polynesian tradition, a king of song or chant that unites harmonious lyrics - tha...

Rangiroa offers its visitors a landscape that is at once paradisiacal and soft yet wild and torme...

Anyone who spends some time in French Polynesia uses the word

Around 3,000 years ago, ancient Polynesians made the incredible transoceanic voyage all the way t...

From January 1st 2008, every airline company in the world must be able to have electronic ticketi...

The warm-hearted Cook Islands are 1,500km to the southwest of Tahiti and offer a formidable adven...

A distinctly Polynesian creation, Tahitian monoi blends the virtues of the celebrated tiare garde...

French Polynesia is like a song dedicated to multiculturalism...

Among its 1,200 employees, Air Tahiti boasts 60 stewardesses and stewards...

Soft, verdant landscapes, perfect for walking, a lagoon that descends into a palette of infinite ...

Tahitian gardens are like places in our imagination: bright and shadowy greens, reds and yellows,...

During the 19th century, one man reigned over the lost and isolated Gambier Archipelago in the So...

At the beginning and end of each school vacation, Air Tahiti makes over thirty special charter fl...