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Air Tahiti is a regional airline based in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Air Tahiti's network covers 41 islands within French Polynesia. Its main base is Faaa International Airport. A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, at 17°40′ S 149°30′ W. The island had a population of 169,674 inhabitants at the 2002 census. ... Faaa International Airport (IATA airport code: PPT) is located near the Faaa district of Papeete, Tahiti. ...

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Code Data

  • IATA Code: VT
  • ICAO Code: VTA
  • Callsign: Air Tahiti

The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ...

History

The airline was established and started operations in 1953 as Reseau Aerien Interinsulaire (RAI), when the government of French Polynesia took over the operations of small private carrier Air Tahiti, dating from 1950. In 1958 RAI was taken over by the French airline TAI (later UTA). The name Air Polynesie was adopted in 1970, with the further change of identity to Air Tahiti implemented in January 1987, when UTA sold its shares in Air Polynesie to local shareholders. In January 1987 ATR aircraft replaced earlier Fokker aircraft. In 2003 the airline carried nearly 729,000 passengers. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UTA is a three-letter abbreviation for. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Services

Air Tahiti operates services to the following domestic scheduled destinations (at January 2005): Ahe, Anaa, Apataki, Arutua, Atuona, Bora Bora, Fakarava, Gambier Island, Hao, Huahine, Katiu, Kauehi, Kaukura Atoll, Makemo, Manihi, Mataiva, Maupiti Island, Moorea, Napuka, Nuku Hiva, Papeete, Puka-Puka, Raiatea, Rairua, Rangiroa, Rurutu, Takapoto, Takaroa, Tikehau Atoll, Tubuai, Ua Huka and Ua Pu. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Ahe is an almost entirely-enclosed coral atoll, located in the King George group of the northern Tuamotu Archipelago, just to the southwest of Manihi. ... Apataki is a coral atoll in the South Pacific Ocean, and one of the Palliser Islands (a group of atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago) visited by James Cook in 1774. ... View of Atuona from Atuona Bay Photo Credit: Terry & Heidi Kotas Atuona, located on Hiva `Oa is the administrative center for the southern Marquesas Islands. ... Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, Bora Bora Frigate Flor al, stationned in Bora-Bora lagoon Bora Bora is an atoll in French Polynesia, about 260 km northwest of the capital, Papeete. ... Hao is a large coral atoll in the central part of the Tuamotu Archipelago. ... Huahine Huahine is a part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. ... Manihi is a coral atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. ... Mataiva is a coral atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. ... The Sheraton Moorea Cook Bay on Moorea Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, sister to Tahiti, lying 17 kilometers (roughly 9mi) away. ... Napuka is a coral atoll in the Disappointment Islands, in the northeastern part of the Tuamotu Archipelago. ... Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. ... Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... Puka-Puka, is a coral atoll in the northeastern Tuamotu Archipelago, sometimes included as a member of the Disappointment Islands. ... Uturoa, Raiatea Only slightly smaller that Tahiti itself, Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ... Rangiroa, which means Far Sky in Tuamotuan, is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, and one of the largest in the world (larger than Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands). ... Tubuai is an island of the Pacific Ocean, in the Austral Islands, a part of French Polynesia. ... Ua Pu (also known as Ua Pou) is the third largest of the Marquesas Islands, located about 50 km (30 mi. ...


Fleet

The Air Tahiti fleet consists of the following aircraft (at January 2005):

The airline has an order for a further 4 ATR-72-500 aircraft. Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... The Dornier Do 228 is a small German twin turboprop STOL-utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) from 1981 till 1998. ...


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