Air Tahiti orders two ATR 42-600 STOL aircraft to operate Marquesas Islands routes

    Air Tahiti Nui ordered (19-Jun-2019) two ATR 42-600 STOL aircraft to operate on routes interconnecting the Marquesas Islands. The introduction of the aircraft allows Air Tahiti Nui to base its fleet on ATR aircraft and increase the number of passengers carried to certain destinations in the archipelago, such as Ua Pou or Ua Huka due to its ability to take off and land on short runways. The aircraft are due to be delivered once approved by the ATR board.