first_imgTo coincide with Air Tahiti Nui’s 20th anniversary this year, the airline will be undergoing a fleet renewal in November 2018, phasing out its Airbus A340-300 fleet and replacing it with four 787-9 Dreamliners, including two purchased and two leased through the Air Lease Corporation.The fleet renewal is set to commence in November 2018, with the remaining three aircraft scheduled to be rolled out by September 2019.Bookings are now open for the new Dreamliners and the airline has previewed the new-look Premium Economy cabin and enhanced Economy and Business cabins. Air Tahiti Nui Regional Manager Australia New Zealand Alan Roman said the new aircraft would begin flying from Auckland in November. “We’re very excited to be introducing a new class to our airline with Premium Economy offering an option for those who want to experience extra comforts during their journey to and from Tahiti, while the Dreamliners new lie-flat seats will make our front-end offering more competitive and compelling for our premium guests,” Mr Roman said. Air Tahiti Nui’s new Moana Premium Economy class offers extra leg room and space. The Z535 seat designed by ZO-DIAC Aerospace displays a uniquely thin backrest to provide an optimum pitch of 38 inches, a width of 19 inches and a seat recline of 8 inches. The dedicated cabin features a total of 32 seats with a seven-abreast configuration of five rows (2-3-2). ZODIAC Aerospace is also designing the airline’s new Z300 Moana Economy class seat. With a new nine-abreast configuration (3-3-3), the two Eco class cabins will feature a total of 232 seats specially designed for long-haul travel. The 17.3-inch wide seat offers a recline of 6 inches and a pitch of 31 inches.The upgraded Poerava Business Class cabin will feature a full-flat seat designed by Rockwell Collins. The Parallel Diamond seat includes a wide range of storage areas to keep personal items out of guests’ way. The cabin will feature a total of 30 seats in five rows with a 2-2-2 configuration. Each seat has a pitch of 60 inches and moves into a fully flat sleeping position. Business seats will also come with a touch screen remote control for the inflight entertainment system, personal lighting and a privacy divider. Each seat is also equipped with an extra cover for maximum comfort while sleeping.TOP IMAGE: Business Class Parallel Diamond seat Air Tahiti Nuiairlineslast_img