Air Tahiti Nui has four brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners set to fly between Tahiti and Auckland as well as Tahiti and Los Angeles. And where there are new Dreamliners, there are bound to be #PaxEx particulars to discuss. So what has Tahiti Nui done?
The first of the Tahitian Dreamliners took off in November and the most obvious change – the one passengers will notice most while waiting in the airport – is the livery which is now a deeper ocean blue incorporated with two lighter blue shades representing the lagoon and skies over Tahiti. The white Tiare flower, the airline’s logo, is now surrounded with a collection of native tattoos.
Vaihiria Kelley, Air Tahiti Nui’s director of marketing and sales for North America, said the tattoos were handpicked for their meaning and symbolism. “The Tiare flower is encircled by ripples on the water with a flock of birds which represents friendship and helping others,” she explained.
“Ocean waves represent our ancestral home, life and continuity, while the manta ray represents wisdom, protection and elegance. These are just a few examples of the symbols that adorn our fuselage, but they are a strong representation of our bond with our culture and our desire to share it with the world.”