Air Tahiti Nui will suspend its flights from JFK Airport to Tahiti for its low winter November–April season due to the continuing increase in fuel prices. During the peak summer months, the carrier has achieved solid results on its JFK-Tahiti route with load factors in excess of 70 percent with a schedule of three flights a week.
“It’s no secret that the airline industry is taking a hit with the steadily rising costs of jet fuel,” says Nick Panza, Air Tahiti Nui’s vice president Americas. “Unfortunately, like many other carriers, we’ve been forced to make service cuts.”
This season’s last non-stop flight from Tahiti to New York will be on October 16; while October 17 will mark the last non-stop Tahiti to New York flight. The final direct flight from Tahiti to New York via Los Angeles will be on October 23, with a return flight from New York to Tahiti via LAX on October 24.