Air Tahiti Nui has announced the debut of its first non-stop service connecting Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Papeete, Tahiti (PPT).

Catch a Direct Flight on Air Tahiti Nui Like Never Before

The new service, offered in partnership with Alaska Airlines, makes Air Tahiti Nui the first and only carrier to offer direct flights connecting the South Pacific and the Pacific Northwest. The service will operate twice weekly using the 787-9 Dreamliner, with base fares starting at $769 tax excluded.

“Our new route provides a chance for North American travelers to discover the beauty of the 118 Islands of Tahiti, including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Rangiroa, which serve as the background to the many wonders to discover, landscapes to explore, and memories to create,” said Michel Monvoisin, CEO of Air Tahiti Nui, in a press statement. “In addition to our long-established route from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), this new gateway to The Islands of Tahiti brings the heart of the South Pacific to more travelers in North America and strengthens Air Tahiti Nui’s position as the leading carrier of French Polynesia.”

The codeshare partnership between Air Tahiti Nui and Alaska Airlines will allow passengers to travel via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to and from almost 100 cities in North America. Alaska Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui offer flexible access between many major cities such as Vancouver, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York City, and The Islands of Tahiti.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Air Tahiti Nui as the newest international airline to launch service to SEA,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa in a press statement. “As only the second U.S. destination for Air Tahiti Nui, we look forward to being a new gateway for travelers seeking to luxuriate in the tropical paradise of Tahiti.”

The two airlines will combine their frequent flyer programs, allowing their passengers to earn and redeem miles on all flights operated through the codeshare. Alaska Airlines’ customers will be able to earn or use their Mileage Plan miles when traveling with Air Tahiti Nui and Air Tahiti Nui’s customers will be able to use their Club Tiare miles in Alaska Airlines’ network.

For more information, visit airtahitinui.com.