Air Tahiti Nui has unveiled the striking new look of its Tahitian Dreamliner, with the design and colours of its new livery inspired by the beauty and richness of the Polynesian islands.
The new design centres around the blues that Tahiti is synonymous with (oceans, lagoons and the sky), Air Tahiti Nui’s trademark tiare flower and a tattoo pattern representing a story of Tahiti and its people.
In a further nod to its Polynesian roots, when the airline has received all four Dreamliners by September 2019, their registration codes will join together to say ‘the warrior (TOA) going forward (MUA) in the great (NUI) canoe (VAA)’.
“For Air Tahiti Nui, it is the passenger experience that takes precedence, and so we wished to build on the foundations that make the company a success: the sense of hospitality and sharing, with the Polynesian heart and soul to be enhanced by a travel experience that we want to be the most immersive in the world,”Air Tahiti Nui chief executive officer Michel Monvoisin said.
The new Air Tahiti Nui Dreamliners offer a smoother, more comfortable experience, with features such as the largest window of any jet, clearer and fresher air, low pressure and comfortable humidity levels, wide ceiling and walls offering extra room, Smoother Ride Technology which reduces the effects of turbulence thanks to smart sensors, reduced noise, and reduced travel times thanks to an all-round faster and more efficient aircraft.
The arrival of the 787-9 will also mark the launch of a new Premium Economy class, as well as the complete redesigning of the Business and Economy classes.
In Poerava Business, the 30 seats can transform into a 180-degree fully lie-flat bed, configured in rows of 2-2-2.
The new Moana Premium Economy class rows are configured in 2-3-2, with the all new Z535 Zodiac Aerospace seat. Its unique structure gives the optimum space of 96.5cm between rows and a 20cm reclining capacity.
The Moana Economy has 232 Z300 Zodiac Aerospace seats, configured in rows of 9 (3-3-3), especially designed for long-haul voyages with an articulated seat base and reclining capacity of 15cm, making them one of the most comfortable new generation seats.
Australians and New Zealanders are set to be among the first to be carried to their dream destination on the wings of the Tahitian Dreamliner with the new aircraft commencing service on the Auckland to Papeete route on November 8, 2018.