Air Tahiti Nui has just launched the first ever direct flight from French Polynesia’s capital, Papeete to Seattle.
Flight TN 52 departed Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport also known as Tahiti International Airport (PPT) at 21:34 local time on October 4, 2022. It arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 09:47 local time October 5, 2022.
Opening of the Papeete-Seattle route ✈— Air Tahiti Nui (@AirTahitiNui) October 5, 2022
On October, 4th, Air Tahiti Nui operated the first direct flight from Tahiti to Seattle.
The codeshare partnership with @AlaskaAir will allow passengers to travel via Seattle-Tacoma to and from almost 100 cities in North America. pic.twitter.com/VcdC2CojkK
Air Tahiti Nui partnered with Alaska Airlines on this route for codeshare and miles redemption. Alaska’s Mileage Plan members earn miles on Air Tahiti Nui flights, and can redeem miles or purchase tickets for Air Tahiti Nui flights directly on Alaska Airlines’ website.
A codeshare partnership between the two airlines allows passengers to travel from nearly 100 cities across Alaska’s network through Seattle and onward to Tahiti.
“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,” Nat Pieper, Alaska Airlines’ senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances said in a statement.
The PPT-SEA route, which is the only non-stop flight between the Pacific Northwest to the South Pacific, flies twice a week between Seattle and Papeete.