Air Tahiti Nui Cuts Back
Declining passenger loads and rising financial losses are forcing Air Tahiti Nui to cut back on services to Australia and North America. The airline's convenient nonstop service from Sydney to Papeete will be discontinued next year, although the three weekly Sydney-Papeete flights which stop at Auckland en route will continue as before. In 2009 Air Tahiti Nui's nonstop New York to Papeete flights will operate from June to October only. Other months, New Yorkers will have to fly to Los Angeles on another carrier to pick up a service to Papeete.