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Plane Spotting 

Plane Spotting 

There are various planes to see around Tahiti Faa’a airport.

The main plane to see is the Airbus A300 of Air Tahiti Nui which flies from Papeete to Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Aukland. There are about 5 of these planes in use and they are each named after a different island.

The next plane to see is the ATR 42 of Air Tahiti which flies to the various islands such as Bora Bora, Tahaa, Huahine, etc.

Another plane to see is the Britten-Norman BN2T which flies exclusively to Tetiaroa Island which was formerly owned by the actor Marlon Brando, and is now an eco-resort called “The Brando” which consists of some very nice suites which come with private pools. The island is said to be energy independent and receives one flight per day.

In addition to the above, you will see some private jets and private planes around.

There is a nice viewing area with parking on the road from the airport to Papeete town at the east end of the runway. At the other end there is a carnival and dock area which also has parking and the ability to get fairly close to the end of the runway.


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