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Iconic Local Tahitian Airline Announces Representation In North America

Iconic Local Tahitian Airline Announces Representation In North America

Air Tahiti Announces Manatu̅ Marketing As Their Representation in North America, Creating New Opportunities for Travel Advisors and Their Clients


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2022 – Manatu̅ Marketing is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Air Tahiti (VT), the main inter-island airline within French Polynesia.

The partnership, which started last month, will re-establish the airline’s commercial presence in the North American market.


Through the partnership, Manatu̅ Marketing will provide dedicated sales support on behalf of Air Tahiti to North America trade partners. Advisors will have access to North America-based, English-speaking support to facilitate booking inter-island flights with Air Tahiti.


“Air Tahiti has not had in-market representation in the US and Canada in almost two decades,” says Vaihiria Kelley, Founder and Managing Director of Manatu̅ Marketing. “We are excited to partner with Air Tahiti and provide representation in North America with dedicated support for North American agents and tour operators to facilitate booking their client’s Tahiti vacations.”

Manatu̅ Marketing will also be offering trainings on the local Tahitian airline and their many offerings, which include a route network of 48 islands and up to 600 take-offs per week during the peak season.


“We’re excited to be partner with Manatu̅ Marketing to make it even easier for advisors to book traveling within Tahiti and her islands for their clients,” says Vairani Tetaria, Commercial Director of Air Tahiti. “North Americans love discovering the islands of Tahiti and with our comprehensive flight routes, there’s no better way than on Air Tahiti.”


Air Tahiti is a crucial partner in the development of French Polynesia’s tourism, with service to 17 touristic islands within the destination, including Bora Bora, Rangiroa and Moorea. The airline is the only means of transportation to get to some of the more remote islands.


To start booking Air Tahiti for their clients, advisors can contact their preferred Tahiti tour operator or email Manatu̅ Marketing at: [email protected]. Air Tahiti offers commissionable fares to advisors.



About Air Tahiti (VT):

Air Tahiti, the main airline in French Polynesia, is covering a network as vast as Europe. Connecting Tahiti to the outer islands, for nearly 65 years, Air Tahiti has today a network that covers 48 of the country’s islands, connecting more than 90% of the population of French Polynesia. In this context, tourism, which accounts for 30% of Air Tahiti’s customers, offers development opportunities in which it plays an active part, through the expansion of the network of islands served and efforts in terms of flight scheduling and pricing. Air Tahiti is member of ARC and IATA using the designator code code VT-135.  Air Tahiti flights are manage via the Amadeus GDS and available via Sabre, Appolo/Galileo, is an ARC member, IATA code VT-135 Air Tahiti also operates flights to Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands.  Air Tahiti is the most efficient and reliable transportation between Tahiti and her islands. Air Tahiti operates a fleet of nine  ATR planes. Visit Air Tahiti on Facebook.


About Manatu̅ Marketing:

Manatu̅ Marketing is a sales and marketing representation and consulting company. Specializing in the travel industry, they have a special focus on The Islands of Tahiti, focusing on providing airlines, hotels and other operators with representation in the North American market. They are headquartered in Los Angeles.