Air Tahiti Nui equips Dreamliners with Panasonic IFEC

First 787 expected in 2018

Air Tahiti Nui, the French airline flying from Tahiti, has selected Panasonic Avionics to equip its Boeing 787s with inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC).

Air Tahiti Nui will equip four of its Boeing 787-9s with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service as well as its eX3 IFE system.

The platform will offer passengers a high-definition screen and the latest advances in IFE together with an advanced broadband service through eXConnect.

Panasonic’s eXConnect operates over the company’s Ku-band satellite network – the only global broadband inflight connectivity service in operation today.

The technology will guarantee that Air Tahiti passengers receive a unique on-board experience enabling them to send emails, access the Internet and social media channels.

Michel Monvoisin, Chief Executive Officer at Air Tahiti Nui:

“Our service covers a network of long haul routes. It is important that our cabins help not only create an appeasing atmosphere, but also immerse passengers in the beauty of our islands. We needed a solution that could truly serve our passenger demands for a reliable IFE system combined with broadband service. With the help of Panasonic Avionics, we are certain to offer clients an incredible entertainment experience with high-speed connectivity services that will keep them connected while traveling.”

Paul Margis, Chief Executive Officer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Air Tahiti Nui again. Our eX3 system provides an industry leading entertainment experience and, when combined with our powerful broadband Wi-Fi, delivers a premium service to passengers traveling across the world.”

About Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui is a French Polynesian airline with its head office in Papeete, Tahiti. It operates long-haul flights from its home base at Fa’a’ā International Airport (PPT) in Fa’a’ā Papeete.

Routes: Air Tahiti Nui serves the following destinations: Auckland, Los Angeles, Papeete, Paris and Tokyo.

Read more about Air Tahiti Nui’s routes.

Fleet: Currently the airline has five Airbus A340-300s. They will be replaced by four Boeing 787-9s, which are due to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.

Read more about Air Tahiti Nui’s fleet.

Passenger numbers: 459,800 in 2014.

Alliance: None.

N.B. Image credit: Air Tahiti Nui

Internet links

Air Tahiti Nui (TN)

Panasonic Avionics