French Polynesia's government has agreed to proceed with studies into developing two more airports for international travel.
The study is to look at Rangiroa in the Tuamotus to be turned into a diversion airport for planes bound for Tahiti.
It is also to consider opening Rangiroa for a weekly flight to and from New Zealand in the hope of boosting top-end tourism.
The study is also looking at opening the airport of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands to flights from and to Honolulu.
It suggests it could be served by a single-aisle plane and add 17,000 tourists a year.