Air Tahiti Nui and Alaska Airlines’ new partnership takes flight

Air Tahiti Nui and Alaska Airlines’ new partnership takes flight

Air Tahiti Nui is preparing to celebrate its first non-stop service connecting Seattle to Tahiti, marking the beginning of a partnership between Air Tahiti Nui and Alaska Airlines.

The inaugural flight, TN51, will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 1230hrs local time on Wednesday 05 October and arrive in Tahiti at 1910hrs local time on Wednesday 05 October.

The service marks the start of a new partnership between Air Tahiti Nui and Alaska Airlines. This codeshare partnership will enable travellers to connect with nearly 100 cities in North America through the Seattle hub. Major cities on the network to be enjoyed by travellers include Vancouver, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City.

The arrangement also offers a world first for Air Tahiti Nui passengers to use their Club Tiare miles on the Alaska Airlines’ network. Passengers can also earn Club Tiare miles on Alaska Airlines routes beyond Seattle. Reciprocally, Alaska Airlines customers can earn or use their Mileage Plan miles when travelling with Air Tahiti Nui.

General manager Pacific Daniel Eggenberger said: “The route complements the long-established Los Angeles route that connects The Islands of Tahiti with North America.

“This has proven very popular for New Zealand and Australian travellers, especially with highly competitive pricing since the border re-opening in May.

“With Seattle being a departure point for cruises towards Alaska, we expect a strong interest from the cruise market out of New Zealand and Australia.”

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