Back to Auckland - but cargo-only
Today, 9 June 2021, after nearly 14 months of suspension, flights between Papeete, French-Polynesia, and Auckland, New Zealand, have been resumed, since Air Tahiti Nui (ATN) won a call for bids launched by the New Zealand Ministry of Transport last March.
It is part of "Miac" (maintaining international air connectivity), an air operations support apparatus launched to maintain the country’s economic exchanges with its key partners. For New Zealand, this programme, valued at nearly 340 million cbm, maintains an air link with the Pacific region.
ATN announces the resumption of weekly flights for air cargo. This process will likely affect roughly 23 t of export freight each week. 60% of this volume relates to New Zealand’s export needs to the USA and Europe. 11 t of imported goods will be added to the return flights. (ah)