Your flights to Bora Bora will be the most thrilling air travel you have ever take! Here you can find flight details, how to get discount prices, where to sit on the plane, baggage allowances, cancellation requirements, where to stay near the Tahiti Airport, and more. Having this knowledge of Bora Bora travel will enable you to sit back and enjoy the ride.
To get Bora Bora flights you must first fly into French Polynesia's Faa'a International Airport, at Papeete, on the main island of Tahiti.
Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Air France, LAN and Hawaiian Airlines all fly into Tahiti.
From Papeete, Air Tahiti flies to 47 island air-strips. In the Society Islands it's hubs are at Raiatea and Bora Bora Airport. You can find out more about flying into Tahiti on our Tahiti Airfare page.
Flying inter-island in French Polynesia is incredibly special as you see the islands, and their sparkling blue lagoons from above. Flights to Bora Bora are particularly spectacular so here is the best side of the plane to sit for Bora Bora flights.
Misunderstandings between Air Tahiti and Travel agents in other parts of the world are common. So if your bookings were made from abroad, confirm your Bora Bora flights and other Bora Bora travel arrangements when you arrive in Papeete. Also be attentive when waiting at the airport for your flight to Bora Bora because planes can leave up to 20 minutes early.
Unclaimed seats are usually given to stand-by passengers 20 minutes before a flight. If you are hoping to go stand-by, but told a flight is full, continue checking until the last moment as locals can change their mind easily.
Be in Tahiti the Day Before Your International Flight Out
Air Tahiti is quite reliable but to avoid any problem it's best not to plan your flight back to Papeete for the same day that your international flight departs from Tahiti. So have a day seeing the sights in Tahiti before you leave French Polynesia.
Be aware of flights leaving 15 minutes early!
If your Bora Bora travel plans change, you can have your Air Tahiti
tickets refunded at the place where you purchased them.
If you cancel at least 24 hours before your flight to Bora Bora the fee is CFP 1,000. For cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, the fee is CFP 4,000. To make sure it is done, cancel in person and have your flight coupon amended, as no-shows are charged CFP 4,000 to make a new reservation.
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