United Airlines announces routes to French Polynesia

8:23 am on 15 December 2017

United Airlines has confirmed that it will launch flights to French Polynesia at the end of October.

The airline said it would fly from San Francisco to Tahiti three times a week using Boeing 787 aircraft.

The announcement comes just weeks after the low-cost carrier French Blue confirmed its launch of San Francisco to Tahiti flights in May.

This has already led to a price war with Air Tahiti Nui, which lowered its fares to Paris via Los Angeles.

French Blue in return cut its lowest fare further.