Air Tahiti has taken delivery of its first ATR42-600 in a bid to modernize its fleet. The aircraft is part of the firm order for three ordered in August 2010. The airline has also placed an order for four ATR 72-600s). All the aircraft will be shipped over the next three years.
Air Tahiti will introduce the aircraft on the regional routes within French Polynesia and will operate an international connection between Papeete and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.