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French Polynesia is an overseas territory of France, located in the South Pacific Ocean, about 3000 km (about 2000 mi) south of Hawaii and half way between New Zealand to the west and South America to the east. The capital is Papeete, which is located on Tahiti, the largest island in the territory.


AirlineOperating DatesStatusTreeComments

 Air Archipels

1996* - dateActive  

 Air Moorea

1968 - dateActive  

 Air Polynesie

1970 - 1987Renamed>Air Tahiti 

 Air Tahiti

1968* - 1979*Status?  

 Air Tahiti

1987 - dateActiveAir Tahiti 

 Air Tahiti (Tahiti-Hawaii Airlines)

1950* - 1953*Renamed>Air Tahiti 

 Air Tahiti Nui

1998 - dateActive  


2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Pacific Fret Airways

1992 - 1993Inactive  


2009^ - dateActive  

 RAI (Reseau Aerien Interinsulaire)

1950 - 1970Renamed>Air Tahitifounded in 1950

 Regie Aerienne Interinsuiaire

1951 - 1956*Status?  

 Tahiti Air Tour Service

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Tahiti Airlines


 Tahiti Conquest Airlines

1990* - 1996Inactive  


Late 1940sStatus?  

 Wanair (Wan Air)

1987* - 2004Inactive  

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