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Air Tahiti Nui’s Seattle-Paris Route Follows Strict Sustainability Policies

The guidelines impact such diverse areas as route optimization, noise pollution avoidance, and recycled flight attendant uniforms

by Enrique Perrella

April 4, 2023

Paris, France / Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Kagan/Unsplash

French Polynesian flag carrier Air Tahiti Nui is expanding its network with two new weekly flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on June 12. This new route from the Pacific Northwest adds to the airline’s existing service between Los Angeles and the French capital, allowing passengers to reach the French mainland from Papeete with up to seven weekly flights onboard the airline’s four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Airline operates a small fleet of four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners / Photo: Courtesy of Air Tahiti Nui

The new flights between Seattle and Paris will continue to follow the airline’s strict sustainability guidelines, which impact such diverse areas as route optimization, noise pollution avoidance, eco-friendly amenity kits in Business Class and Premium economy, and recycled flight attendant uniforms. According to the airline, its amenity kits feature integrated accessories made of eco-friendly materials and locally sourced items furnished by Heiva.

In addition, Air Tahiti Nui offers amenity kits for children, including an activity booklet raising awareness of marine biodiversity protection, produced in partnership with the committed association Te Mana O Te Moana.

Since introducing the Dreamliner into the airline’s fleet, Air Tahiti Nui has seen dramatic improvements in CO2 emissions on all its flights. The new planes burn 30-percent less fuel than its predecessor, the Airbus A340-300, and offer the airline’s customers a much more comfortable long-haul experience.

To complement these in-flight and on-ground practices, the French Polynesian carrier allows its passengers to offset their travel emissions by partnering with New Zealand start-up CarbonClick.