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on: February 21, 2009, 01:20:40 pm
On a complete whim, I decided to do a short flight in Tahiti. After finding an aircraft, an Air Tahiti Nui default A321 repaint (even through Air Tahiti Nui don't fly them), I chose two airports at opposite ends of a picturesque island chain: Bora Bora and Tahiti itself (NTTB > NTAA). Fully loaded with passengers, everything seemed perfect for a beautiful day in the tropics, until I discovered the current weather in Tahiti was thunderstorms.

Upon loading, I found myself in a jungle.


Building next to the sea, from left side window.


Bora Bora airport: a few buildings and a runway by the sea.


Ready to go...


...take off!


Leaving Bora Bora, the clouds don't look too good!


Passing one of the islands on the way to the island of Tahiti.


Stretch of ocean between islands.


Coming in for landing.


Touch down! Lots of tire smoke.


In front of the plane just after touch down.


View from the cockpit.


Parked at the gate.


Depart: Motu Mute Airport, Bora Bora Island (NTTB)
Arrive: Faaa Airport, Tahiti Island (NTAA)
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Flight time: 0.7 hours



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Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009, 07:18:16 pm
Faaa?

What kind of name is that :P :lol:
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Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 10:16:34 pm
At first I managed to think Bora Bora was actually Tora Bora and I was actually puzzled as to why people would even consider to build a hideout on that island.

Apart from that, I second Seattle's post.


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Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 02:12:49 am
I don't know how this airline makes profit. From an airport with just over 1 million passengers to one with quarter of that, in a A321? I'd do that in a ATR-72 at best, no larger aircraft.

Good flying there. Climbing out of ""Bora Bora"" airport is tough enough in a A321, looking at the runway length.

I 3rd Seattle's post. Faaa. Why 3 a's, or is it in their language? Other than that I understand.

The people probably came by boat from other islands to this airport, I would consider them living in the jungle, because I don't see any houses around! :P
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Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 07:01:53 am
I don't know how this airline makes profit.

Do you mean Air Tahiti Nui? They are subsidised by the French government.
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Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 12:11:32 pm
Plus Air Tahiti Nui doesn't fly inter-island Air Tahiti does. And Air Tahiti operates ATR 42's and 72's. Air Tahiti Nui operates 5 A343's a few large destinations. Their main flights is from Tahiti to Los Angeles then to paris.


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Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 02:29:07 pm


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Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 04:57:09 am
I'm pretty sure the livery on the plane was just a "what if" livery for an A321 - I just wanted to fly something which vaguely looked like it came from the area.
You can't see it here, but Bora Bora is actually an big island surrounded by a bunch of smaller ones (which you can see in the pictures) - the island the airport is on actually takes up most of it.


 

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