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In a country as large as Europe and where 90% of the surface is covered by water, airlines have an essential role, including in everything concerning the details of daily life. By being part of the heart of the life of the islands of French Polynesia at all times, Air Archipels is a key player in its sector. A role that the Company takes care to play with discretion but that some media have nevertheless managed to put in the spotlight at the turn of a few opportunities. To discover….
Air Loyalty and Air Archipels want to collaborate
October 23, 2018
The partnership was born from an observation, according to Michel Druet, director of Air Loyalty. “We realized that we have the same problems”. The airline based in Noumea, a subsidiary of Sodil, and the Air Archipels company based in Papeete, a subsidiary of Air Tahiti, signed a partnership agreement on Thursday, on the main island of French Polynesia.
Tahiti: discovering the pearl of the Pacific
May 27, 2017
For more than a year a team followed the inhabitants of Tahiti. All are passionate about life in Polynesia and are delighted to show another side of it. Among these, Julie, an emergency doctor, regularly uses the services of Air Archipels for medical evacuations.
Enjoying the Marquesas’ pristine Polynesia
November 28, 2015
Our flight to Ua Pou, third-largest island in the chain, was an adventure. Beforehand, I met the pilot David Fornet, and he spoke basically of the Twin Otter, a vintage 19-seat aircraft used for inter-island hops. Sitting behind David as we approached Ua Pou, I could see the runway ahead — it started at water’s edge and ended at a mountain wall. The small plane pitched and rolled in turbulent air, but David set it down with a firm touch.
Emergencies in Polynesia
November 28, 2015
Calling emergencies and being treated in a few minutes is normal in mainland France. But in French Polynesia, it’s much more complicated. Emergency doctors travel miles by plane to reach the territory’s 118 islands.
She gives birth at Manihi airport
January 19, 2015
“We were all happy. We had the big banana. We took pictures of the baby and of us with it,” says Yann Le Roux, captain at Air Archipels.
The air ambulances
October 29, 2014
How to respond to health emergencies on the islands? From feverish infants to diabetic matahiapo, passing through road accidents, difficult pregnancies or diving accidents, the only solution is evasan: medical evacuation. By helicopter or plane, civil or military, they are expensive, very expensive. But they save lives. TNTV reports invites you to experience them from the inside, with the emergency doctors who treat Polynesians, from one end of the Fenua to the other.