The service marks the start of a new partnership between Air Tahiti Nui and Alaska Airlines that will enable travellers to connect with nearly 100 cities in North America through the Seattle hub. Major cities on the network include Vancouver, Boston, Chicago, Miami and New York City.
The arrangement enables Air Tahiti Nui passengers to use their Club Tiare miles on the Alaska Airlines’ network. Passengers can also earn Club Tiare miles on Alaska Airlines routes beyond Seattle. Reciprocally, AS customers can earn or use their Mileage Plan miles when travelling with TN.
General manager Pacific Daniel Eggenberger says the route complements the long-established Los Angeles service.
‘This has proven popular for New Zealand travellers, especially with highly competitive pricing since the border re-opening in May. With Seattle being a departure point for cruises towards Alaska, we expect a strong interest from the cruise market.’