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flights to easter island from Tahiti

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flights to easter island from Tahiti

Does anyone know if there are flights from Tahiti to Easter Island? If so what airline operates them. Alternatively are there any ships which you can use to get to Easter Island from either Tahiti or NZ. Is there any flight from NZ to Easter Island. I really don't want to go to Chile to get to Easter Island that way. Look forward to your suggestions.

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1. Re: flights to easter island from Tahiti

Yes there are flights from Tahiti, once a week I think. Only LAN flies to Easter Island, either from Santiago or Tahiti. If you are flying from NZ can't you fly to Santiago and add on the Santiago/Easter Island?

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Thank you for your comment. I would be flying from Australia. I've been to Chile and don't want to spend all that time going there, back to Easter Island, on to Chile and then back to Australia. It makes more sense to fly direct to Easter Island. I will look at LAN. to see if they go from Tahiti to Easter Island.

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3. Re: flights to easter island from Tahiti

LAN (or actually LATAM since LAN and TAM merged) has a weekly connection to and from Tahiti as follows:

* LA 833 on Mondays SCL-IPC-PPT (from Santiago to Easter Island and then Papeete)

* LA 836 on Tuesdays PPT-IPC-SCL (from Papeete to Easter Island and then Santiago).

The flight comes from Santiago as LA 833 on Mondays and the same plane returns the same route as LA 836 on Tuesdays.

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Thank you so much for your information. It is just what I need. It's wonderful to have people respond to our requests. Looks like I'll be getting to Easter Island.

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5. Re: flights to easter island from Tahiti

I read somewhere that Air Tahiti? or the Tahitian airline has flights to IPC. Is that correct?

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6. Re: flights to easter island from Tahiti

Only LAN flies to Easter Island.

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7. Re: flights to easter island from Tahiti

Only LAN has regular flights from and to Tahiti. Other flights are private or charters.

However, even it's VERY rare you might really see Air Tahiti Nui plane on the island but it does not mean anything.

That did occur once this year when Tahiti had bad weather. Air Tahiti Nui brought passengers to the island and took people waiting on the island to Tahiti. That way LAN could operate between Santiago and the island without any changes and only passengers in Tahiti had delays.

Edited: 06 June 2014, 01:43
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