Air Tahiti Nui makes record profit in 2015

8:03 am on 17 August 2016

French Polynesia's international airline has recorded a profit for the fourth consecutive year.

Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui Photo: Supplied

Air Tahiti Nui reported a record US$45 million profit for 2015 which is 139 percent more than in 2014.

The boost was being attributed to lower fuel prices as revenue increased by only eight percent.

The airline said last year it sold 473,000 tickets to carry out just over 1,600 flights, which accounted for more than two thirds of all international flights out of Tahiti.

Air Tahiti Nui is in the process of replacing its Airbus 340 aircraft with Boeing 787s.

It is due to buy two Boeings and lease two Boeings to service its key routes to the US, France, Japan and New Zealand.