French Polynesian carrier Air Tahiti Nui is preparing for a major upgrade of its long-haul international fleet in 2018, when it will begin the replacement of its Airbus A340s with Boeing 787-9s. The carrier has four 787s on order—two leased and two purchased. These will replace four A340-300s it operates on flights to Auckland and Tokyo, and on a route to Paris via Los Angeles. The 787-9s are scheduled to arrive between October 2018 and September 2019. The leased aircraft will enter ...

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