Michel Monvoisin, CEO of Air Tahiti Nui, achieved on the IFTM-Prime Resa. © T.V.


Air Tahiti Nui (ATN), the company of the abroad collectivity of French Polynesia, will transform an crucial webpage by starting up future year the mutation of its fleet. The Airbus A340s will be changed by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners starting up in Oct. By switching plane to an additional a little bit even larger, a company commonly positive aspects to add a couple of rows of seats and enhance its supply. At ATN, this is completely not a precedence, on the opposite. “Taken upward, desire is extremely potent,” mentioned Michel Monvoisin, CEO of Air Tahiti Nui, who achieved at IFTM-Prime Resa, who can report an average fill of eighty one% (up to 97 % in organization). “As we attain the ceiling of the hotel capability of our islands, there is no require to enhance our supply.” Also, in the absence of hotel rooms, there will often be 294 seats on the B787, as properly as on the current A340 biclasses in the winter of 2018.

In distinction, a Quality Financial system intermediate course, corresponding to the typology of the wealthy clientele, will be added by decreasing the quantity of seats in Eco and favoring an enhance in device earnings. 30 busine beds, 32 Quality Financial system seats and 232 Financial system seats, will be the configuration of the 4 787 which will arrive between Oct 2018 and July 2019. ATN proposes at the exact time a marketing for the travelers intrigued in the hotel in boarding-home and in lodging. In a offer reserved for distribution by tour operators and vacation businesses, 200 euros are reimbursed on the selling price of the air ticket.

Qantas, a competitor underneath surveillance

The arrival of a fifth company (Delta) on the axis Paris-Los Angeles does not fear the patron of ATN. “In the summer time, a the vast majority of our seats are occupied by travellers who, soon after Los Angeles, continue to Papeete,” he notes. ATN&#39s executives, on the other hand, are intrigued in the generation of the non-end London-Perth service that Qantas will run with B787s. With a couple of dozen minutes, it would be the exact flight time as for Paris-Papeete with out a stopover. What will the selling price of the ticket and the economic system of this kind of a line? From the Australian experience a Tahitian progress could be born. But by then it will be important to fortify the airport gear of Polynesia. Now, Air Tahiti Nui and Air France flights have to carry extra tons of gas to finally divert to the Prepare dinner Islands, if Papeete is not available, flooded as is in some cases the case. For ATN, it is two million euros of gas expended for almost nothing. Modest function would be expected at the Rangiroa airport in the Tuamotu, but the political determination was not taken.

Air Tahiti Nui posted an enhance in travellers carried in 2016: 480,085 travellers, symbolizing a marketplace share on the Tahiti service of 71%, a slight lower of .2 factors. The company&#39s final yearly turnover is 298 million euros with a internet financial gain soon after tax of eighteen.8 million euros. For the fifth consecutive year, the company announces positive final results in 2016.

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