Incorporating a new aircraft type into a fleet is always a major step for an airline, but it’s difficult to think of a comparison with Air Tahiti Nui’s (ATN) widebody fleet switch in terms of game-changing significance. In October, the French Polynesian carrier took delivery of the first of four Boeing 787-9s. A second Dreamliner was scheduled for delivery in January, to be followed by a third in May and the fourth in August. It’s a rapid ramp-up that will allow the ...

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