Fa'a'ā International Airport
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The Aéroport international Tahiti Faa'a (IATA: PPT, ICAO: NTAA ) is the international airport of the same name Tahiti and at the same time the international airport of French Polynesia.
With its well developed runway it can be also served by large aircraft. It has a passenger and a cargo terminal.
The plans for the construction of the airport to go back to the year 1950. However, found himself on the island no suitable site for such a large airport, so had to be artificially heaped ago off the north coast of the island, a corresponding area. It started with the construction finally in 1959 the first airplane ( a Douglas DC -7 transport Aériens Intercontinentaux (TAI ) ) finished in October 1960. Officially, the airfield was opened in 1961.
Airlines and destinations
The airport is the home base of the airlines Air Tahiti, which mainly performs domestic flights, as well as by Air Tahiti Nui, which handles mainly international flights.
Air archipelago, Air Moorea, Air Tahiti and WanAir fly from here to various, sometimes very small airfields in French Polynesia.
Tahiti is next to Santiago de Chile and Lima, one of which is served from the Easter Island of only three airports in regular service. Air Tahiti Nui flies with five Airbus A340 to Tokyo, Auckland, Los Angeles and, like Air France to Paris via LA. Hawaiian Airlines flies once a week to Honolulu on Oahu, Hawaii.