Tahiti Air Charter is the first seaplane airline company in France since 50 years. Based in Raiatea, only 20 minutes from Bora Bora, we offer touristic flights and private charters in the islands of Tahiti with modern and comfortable seaplanes. Born from Tuanua Degage’s passion for flying and after a few years dedicated to it, this project creates new options for inter-islands trips.
The airline has been founded by the Degage group, well known in Tahiti for civil marine activites (Aremiti, Haumana, Dory…). The group now rises to a brand new challenge and launches a seaplane company: reviving the specific kind of transport that has contributed to the Polynesian islands development during the 30’s and 70’s. Some remember the Catalina seaplane from TEAL serving the famous ” coral road” between Auckland and Papeete in the 50’s.
After obtaining the Part 145 in August 2017, allowing us to maintain our fleet, we received on April 4th 2018, the Air Carrier Certificate (A.O.C) which enables us to officially start our activities in French Polynesia.
Today, we reintroduce seaplane transportation in Polynesia for tourists who want to discover our beautiful islands from the air, as well as for the local population who sometimes need to reach the most inaccessible islands.
Our goal, on the long term, is to extend our offers in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner. Our seaplanes respect the fauna and flora of our precious lagoons and do not require the construction of landing strips.
Our team is composed of 12 professionals, experienced and enthusiasts, some of them involved since the beginning of the adventure 5 years ago. Their involvement and determination make this dream, now a reality!