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Airports in French Polynesia

Airports in French Polynesia

Do you know where Tahiti is, whose black pearls are valued more than diamonds all over the world? And the island of Bora Bora, where all romantic newlyweds dream of going on their honeymoon? The airports of French Polynesia, which is lost in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, are waiting for those who are not afraid of a long flight and are not stingy. In this case, "expensive" really means "cool"!
Russian fans of seclusion on the paradise islands will have to get there with docks and spend about 26 hours only in the air! It is cheaper to do this through the United States if you have a visa, more expensive - through Tokyo. In the first case, Air France will deliver a tourist from Moscow to Los Angeles via Paris and entrust Air Tahiti Nui with the care there. The second option assumes that Aeroflot will be responsible for the first part of the journey, and in Tokyo you will have to transfer to the plane of the same Tahiti airlines..

French Polynesia International Airport

Of the nearly three dozen airports of the island state, only the capital's air harbor has the right to receive international flights. The city where the airport is located is called Papeete, and it is only 5 km away from the take-off. By the way, the Faa airport runway itself has quite a solid length - more than 3400 meters - and is capable of accepting not only small airplanes transporting tourists to the resting place, but also Boeing 747s and Airbus 380s..

Airlines and destinations

From Faa Airport take off regularly:

  • Air France planes to Los Angeles and further to Paris Charles de Gaulle.
  • Air New Zealand to New Zealand Auckland.
  • Air Tahiti flies local flights to the islands and resorts of French Polynesia Ah, Anaa, Atuona, Aratua, Bora Bora, Fakarava, Hiva Oa, Khao, Huahin, Kaukura, Meikmo, Manihi, Mateiva, Maupiti, Moorea, Niau, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Raivawae, Rangiroa, Rarotonga, Rimatara, Rurutu, Takaroa, Tatakoto, Tikehau, Totegegie, Tabuei.
  • In addition, local airlines operate scheduled flights to Auckland, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo..
  • Hawaiian Airlines takes fans of everlasting summer to Honolulu.
  • On the wings of LAN Airlines you can get to the exotic Easter Island and the Chilean capital Santiago.

The terminal building is divided into five terminal zones, of which the second is considered the most popular and busiest on international routes. While waiting for the flight, passengers can have a coffee or a snack, buy local souvenirs or jewelry. There are currency exchange offices in the arrivals area.
Transfer from the airport of French Polynesia to its capital is available by buses, which stop at the exit from the main terminal. They follow the entire west coast of the island. Popular in local resorts and meeting guests by hotel transport.

Boat transfer

A surprise awaits passengers at Bora Bora airport. You can get from the terminal to the "mainland" only by boat, because this air harbor is located on a coral island in the lagoon.


  • Airports in French Polynesia
  • Airports in French Polynesia