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Cheap Flights to French Polynesia

Nestled by the South Pacific's salty waters is French Polynesia, a tropical island nation under the governance of France. Its geographical location is about halfway between Australia and California. The country is known most for its biggest island, Tahiti, but all together, there are 118 islands covering 7,000 square kilometres of ocean blue. Most travellers visit French Polynesia for its magnificent beaches, deepwater diving, and delicious, fresh seafood.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to French Polynesia

Known for its humid, tropical climate, French Polynesia is beautiful all year with temperatures hovering around 27°C. Arguably, the best times to travel to the islands are between June to August, and again in December and January. During these periods, the weather is less humid and rainfall happens less frequently. July is the festival season too, where vibrant, energetic celebrations happen across the nation. Months to avoid are March and April, where temperatures skyrocket and rain is nearly constant.

Airports in French Polynesia

Fa'a'ā International Airport

Sitting on Tahiti, the nation's biggest island, Fa'a'ā International Airport (PPT) is the only international airport in French Polynesia. Featuring a small, single terminal, this airport receives daily domestic flights from neighbouring islands, alongside regularly scheduled international flights from France, USA, Chile, Japan, and even New Zealand. The airport hosts about 3,000 passengers per month. Finally, to reach Downtown Papeete, the capital, from Fa'a'ā International Airport, travellers can rent a car for their holiday's duration, arrange to be picked up by their hotel's shuttle, or climb aboard the public airport bus.

Other Domestic Airports

While Papeete hosts the nation's only international airport, several small domestic airports play an important role in allowing travellers to reach French Polynesia's other islands. Four of these nearby airports are: Bora Bora Airport (BOB), Huahine - Fare Airport (HUH), Moorea Airport (MOZ), and Raiatea Airport (RFP). These domestic airports are all serviced by Air Tahiti, the French flagship airline of this island nation.

Airlines That Fly to French Polynesia

Several domestic and international airlines fly to and from French Polynesia's islands, including:

      
  • Air France
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  • Air New Zealand
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  • Air Tahiti
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  • Air Tahiti Nui
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  • Aircalin
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  • French Blue
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  • Hawaiian Airlines
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  • LATAM Chile

What to See and Do in French Polynesia

A popular holiday destination amongst French tourists, Tahiti and the other islands of French Polynesia are famous for their tropical beaches with turquoise waves, glittering sand, and waving palm trees. So, it'll come as no surprise that water sports are a favourite national pastime. Here, you can swim, dive, snorkel, surf, and suntan to your heart's content. For dining, Tahitian cuisine and European fare dominate the restaurant menus. Traditional meals are usually seafood-based, featuring signature dishes like raw fish marinated in coconut milk with spices and lime juice. Looking for an upscale hotel in French Polynesia? Skyscanner can help you find the best Tahiti accommodations for less.

Flights to French Polynesia - Destinations

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