Three-week long Air Tahiti strike is settled

6:31 pm on 4 June 2016
An Air Tahiti plane

An Air Tahiti plane Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A three-week strike at French Polynesia's domestic carrier, Air Tahiti, has been settled.

Details of the settlement are not immediately clear but a statement by the airline says it apologises to the public for the inconvenience caused by the stoppage.

The strike was triggered by a fear of job losses because of a decline in domestic air travel.

For three weeks, the schedules had been severely disrupted, with a skeleton service sustaining the main links to remote destinations.

The airline also chartered a ferry to transport travellers closer to Tahiti.