FORT WORTH, Texas and PAPEETE, Tahiti, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of Tahiti, received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation on a bilateral codeshare agreement. The new codeshare agreement allows American to place its code on Air Tahiti Nui flights between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Papeete Faa'a International Airport (PPT) and allows Air Tahiti Nui to place its code on American flights from Los Angeles to more than 15 cities throughout the United States including New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and Washington, D.C. Flights are available for sale today for travel beginning Sept. 10.
"We are excited to launch this new codeshare relationship with Air Tahiti Nui to give our customers more options when traveling to the South Pacific and French Polynesia," said Kurt Stache, American's Vice President – Strategic Alliances. "This agreement will provide our customers with a variety of options and seamless access when traveling throughout our combined networks."
"This new codeshare partnership with one of the largest airline's in the world will considerably improve the visibility of Tahiti in North America," said Etienne Howan, Chairman and CEO of Air Tahiti Nui. "It will also make it easier for tourists to discover our beautiful and romantic islands of Tahiti, Moorea or Bora Bora, only eight hours from Los Angeles. Tahitian passengers will also benefit from fast and easy connections across the United States."
American Airlines AAdvantage® members currently have the ability to redeem miles for award travel on Air Tahiti Nui. For more information on the AAdvantage program and for a complete list of participating airlines, visit AA.com/AAdvantage.
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About Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui links the South Pacific with four continents as the leading carrier to and from French Polynesia, with daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles, and is one of only two airlines to offer a selection of non-stop flights connecting Los Angeles and Paris with Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui has been selected as one of the "World's Best" international airlines by readers of Travel+Leisure in 2011, 2010 and 2008 and as Best Airline in the South Pacific, 2011 by readers of Global Traveller. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa'a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui is an IATA member and satisfies the highest safety requirements with its IOSA certification. By 2013, a full cabin upgrade, while lowering fuel usage and surcharges, is set to enter service
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