TAHITI NOW! BOOK BY OCTOBER 10 AND PAY ONLY $324 PER PERSON EACH WAY FOR NEW YORK TO PAPEETE FLIGHTS ON AIR TAHITI NUI

NEW YORK, September 20, 2005 – Start spreading the news – Air Tahiti Nui’s Moana Class (economy) nonstop flights from New York are on sale for just $324 each way when booked by October 10, 2005. Vacationers yearning to visit legendary Tahiti and Her Islands will reap unprecedented savings of more than 50% off current roundtrip fares of $1,326, on travels from October 27 – December 12, 2005, and January 10 – March 31, 2006.

Those wishing to exchange a white Christmas for a “crystal blue” Noel or New Year’s can fly Air Tahiti Nui to Papeete, Tahiti, December 13 – January 9, 2006, for a $350 per person surcharge. For all travel, there is a minimum three-day and maximum 12-day stay.

Air Tahiti Nui’s 12-hour nonstop flights depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for same-day arrival at Tahiti’s Faa’a Airport thrice weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Travelers are welcomed onboard the modern Airbus A340-300s aircraft by the dreamy fragrance of the Tiare Tahiti gardenia and the romantic strains of Polynesian music.

Serving 264 passengers, Moana Class service is configured with comfort in mind for long-haul routes. Personal entertainment centers at each seat feature six first-run movie channels, eight music stations, and the “ATN Game Network,” with card and action games played against the computer or interactively with other passengers on the flight. Cuisine onboard is inspired by the destinations served by Air Tahiti Nui, blended with Polynesian and French influences.

The mere mention of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora have inspired generations of honeymooners, romantics, adventurers, and vacationers seeking an idyllic escape. Tahiti, herself known as “the Pearl of the Pacific” – and only one of what are often called “the most beautiful islands on earth” – is the historical setting for the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty that is the subject matter of two Hollywood movies. These remote South Seas islands fired the legendary canvasses of post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin, and the storytelling fervor of such world-renowned writers as Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, Somerset Maugham and James Michener.

Beyond her breathtaking physical beauty, lush mountainsides and turquoise lagoons, Tahiti and Her Islands pulse with life. Visitors may choose from a wealth of activities from reef diving to four wheel drive safaris, from shopping for hand-painted pareos and lustrous Tahitian black pearls in Papeete’s central market, Le Marché, to observing the art of tattoo (a Tahitian word), or joining the pulsing rhythms of traditional Polynesian song and dance, accompanied by thunderous drums and the joyous sounds of conch shells and nose flutes.

Travelers can also discover the unique Taurumi spa experience, savor Polynesian cuisine infused with aromatic Tahitian vanilla, relax in luxurious private over-water bungalows, and snorkel with black tipped lagoon sharks.

As far south of the equator as Hawaii is north, Tahiti lies halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America – in the same time zone as Hawaii.

Air Tahiti Nui, the national airline of French Polynesia, is the only carrier ever to operate nonstop flights from New York to Tahiti. In 2005 it was named “Best Airline – Pacific” for the third year in a row by the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Survey®, the world’s largest independent airline poll.

Your Choice of Departure Dates For Travel October 27 – March 31, 2006*
*Travel departing from JFK between December 13 and January 9, 2006, is at a surcharge of $350. Space is limited, subject to class availability.

Air Tahiti Nui, the leading carrier to French Polynesia, has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. The company was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. It was ranked “Best Airline for the Pacific” and placed in the top ten in the “Cabin Staff” category overall, and “Best in Cabin Staff” for the Australia/Pacific region in the 2005 Skytrax airline survey.

For information on schedules and fares, contact toll-free 1-877-824-4846, or visit your local travel agent, or Air Tahiti Nui online at www.airtahitinui-usa.com.