New airline to enter Tahiti market

2:53 pm on 29 December 2017

A third new airline is set to launch services to French Polynesia next year.

After French Blue and United Airlines, Norwegian Air Argentina is planning to fly from Buenos Aires to Tahiti.

The South American subsidiary of low-cost carrier Norwegian Air reportedly placed orders for ten Boeing aircraft to be based in Argentina.

Currently, the only air link between Papeete and South America is to Chile via Rapa Nui/Easter Island.

French Blue and United will fly to Papeete from San Francisco while Air France and Air Tahiti Nui fly from Los Angeles.

There is concern in French Polynesia that there won't be sufficient tourist accommodation to cope with the additional flights.