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8/10/2007 - AIR TAHITI NUI WINS SKYTRAX 2007 WORLD AIRLINE AWARDS FOR “BEST AIRLINE” AND “BEST CABIN STAFF” IN PACIFIC REGION FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR


LOS ANGELES, CA, August 10, 2007 – For the fifth consecutive year, Air Tahiti Nui has been named the “Best Airline – Pacific Region” in the 2007 annual Skytrax World Airline Survey®. The world’s largest independent airline poll, regarded as the primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction levels of airlines around the globe, Skytrax also named Air Tahiti Nui “Best Cabin Staff – Pacific Region” for the fifth straight year.

Skytrax measures over 35 different aspects of passenger satisfaction of an airline’s product and service standards, evaluating “typical” travel experiences. Results for the 2007 awards were tabulated from completed surveys from 14.83 million leisure and business air travelers (1.2 million more than 2006) from more than 90 nations. Criteria for the “Best Cabin Staff” award was determined by the following factors: boarding assistance, friendliness, staff attitudes and problem solving skills, service attentiveness, efficiency and consistency, and total cabin presence.

“To be recognized in the Skytrax World Airline Survey is always an honor, and this year it is particularly gratifying as we celebrate our fifth straight year ranked number one in the Pacific region,” said Nicholas Panza, Air Tahiti Nui vice president Americas. “We are flattered to receive these prestigious acknowledgements as we continue to strive to provide the best in-flight services for our discerning passengers.

” In addition to the above accolades, Air Tahiti Nui was recently nominated for two World Travel Awards: “Australasia’s Leading Airline” and “Australasia’s Leading Airline Website.” Established to reward and celebrate the enormous achievements in all sectors of the global travel industry, winners are determined by votes cast by travel professionals from 160,000 travel agencies in over 200 countries across the globe.

Connecting four continents with a fleet of five Airbus A340-300 wide-body aircraft, Air Tahiti Nui flies from its Pacific hub – Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport – to Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Osaka. The airline’s winter 2007 schedule (effective October 29, 2007) features daily nonstop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles and twice-weekly direct service from New York, with connections via Papeete to Sydney and Auckland. Air Tahiti Nui also flies nonstop from Los Angeles to Paris four times a week.

 About Air Tahiti Nui Air Tahiti Nui,

with a route network linking the South Pacific to four continents, is the leading carrier to French Polynesia featuring daily non-stop service from Los Angeles, and twice-weekly direct service from New York. The airline 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. The website www.airtahitinui-usa.com helps travelers plan and book flights and vacation packages to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a, Rangiroa, the Marquesas, and Tuamotu. In addition to featuring special honeymoon, cruise and diving packages, flights to Paris, Auckland, Sydney, Tokyo, and Osaka are bookable online or by calling Air Tahiti Nui toll-free at 1-877-824-4846.

 

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