New Direct Flights From Seattle to Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui

Photo Credit: Greg Lebacon

In case you haven’t heard, there is some very exciting news on the travel front. Just a few months ago, Air Tahiti Nui launched a non-stop flight from Seattle to Papeete, Tahiti (PPT).

In a new partnership with Alaska Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui is the first and only carrier offering direct flights connecting the South Pacific and the Pacific Northwest. Tahiti is Seattle’s southernmost destination, and the first located in the Southern Hemisphere.

“Our new route provides a chance for North American travelers to discover the beauty of the 118 Islands of Tahiti, including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Rangiroa, which serve as the background to the many wonders to discover, landscapes to explore, and memories to create,” said Michel Monvoisin, CEO of Air Tahiti Nui.

Air Tahiti Nui will operate the twice-weekly route using a Boeing 787-9 aircraft with the following schedule:

RouteDaysDepartArrivalFlight Number
Seattle to TahitiWednesday, Sunday12:30 p.m.7:05 p.m.TN51
Tahiti to SeattleTuesday, Saturday9:35 p.m.10:00 a.m. (+1)TN52

“Just as the weather begins to turn in the Pacific Northwest, our guests can now chase the warm sun all the way to Tahiti with a convenient nonstop flight from Seattle on Air Tahiti Nui,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance, and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “Air Tahiti Nui is a terrific new global airline partner for us, further connecting the West Coast to the South Pacific with world-class service and amenities on their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes. With so much beauty, Tahiti is truly an aspirational destination.”

To provide its passengers with the best travel experience, Air Tahiti Nui commits to the highest quality of service and safety standards. The Polynesian airline is internationally recognized and has been awarded for the fourth consecutive year the following prestigious titles:

  • “Best Airline in the South Pacific,” Global Traveler GT Tested Awards
  • “APEX 5 Star Major Airline,” APEX Official Airline Ratings

The warmth and authenticity of the Polynesian welcome are expressed in the smiles of the Air Tahiti Nui crew and the comfort of the cabins, echoing the beautiful turquoise hues of the lagoon, and transporting the passengers to Tahiti from the moment they step onboard.

For more information about the new Seattle to Tahiti route and entry procedures to the Islands of Tahiti, please visit or call 877-824-4846. You can also find Air Tahiti Nui on Instagram.

Photo Credit: Air Tahiti Nui