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4/26/2004 - Air Tahiti Nui Partners With Northwest Airlines WorldPerks Frequent Flyer Program

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2004--Air Tahiti Nui, the international flag carrier of Tahiti and her islands, announced today that it will become a partner in Northwest Airlines' Worldperks Program effective May 1.

This positive development will allow Worldperks members to use their banked miles for air travel on Air Tahiti Nui flights between Los Angeles and Papeete, Los Angeles and Auckland, as well as flights from and to Papeete and Auckland from Tokyo and Osaka.

"We are very pleased to be the newest air partner in NWA's Worldperks Program," said Wally Sumner, Air Tahiti Nui's Vice President-North America. "By our inclusion in Worldperks, millions of frequent travelers will now have the opportunity to redeem mileage for travel on Air Tahiti Nui and experience our award-winning service while at the same time visiting Tahiti, paradise on earth, or Auckland, the beautiful 'city of sails'," he added.

Sumner noted that Air Tahiti Nui's global reach now includes partnership through code-share arrangements with Air France, Japan Air Lines, QANTAS Airways and through mileage redemption in the frequent traveler programs of American Airlines and Northwest Airlines.

Air Tahiti Nui also offers its own loyalty program named "Club Tiare" for the fragrant national flower of Tahiti. Members I "Club Tiare" accrue points and then redeem them for free travel on Air Tahiti Nui, for class of service upgrades or for excess baggage allowance coupons. A unique feature of this program permits family members to pool their points, thus achieving benefit status in an accelerated manner.

Boasting an all Airbus-340-300 fleet, Air Tahiti Nui flies 12 times per week from Los Angeles to Papeete and 3 times weekly from Los Angeles to Auckland, with connecting service to Sydney. In addition, the carrier serves Paris 5 times weekly nonstop from Los Angeles. All flights feature 3 classes of service and friendly Polynesian hospitality.

To redeem Worldperk miles, members should call 1-800-44Perks. For more information about Air Tahiti Nui's services and flight schedules, the public is invited to call the Reservations Center at (877) 824-4846 or visit the airline's web site at


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