Air Tahiti Nui has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 in a ceremony held at Boeing delivery centre in in Charleston.
The celebration brought a Polynesian touch with a beautiful dance performance by Tahiti air hostesses.
The airline plans to replace aging A340s with the dreamliners and connect its home base in the South Pacific with world capitals such as Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles.
Air Tahiti Dreamliner is configured to seat 294 passengers in three classes. The cabin features a new business class equipped with 30 full lie-flat seats, along with 32 premium economy seats.