AIR TAHITI NUI'S NEW AIRBUS TO BE DELIVERED DECEMBER 21

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PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia (August 9, 2001 - Oceania Flash/SPC)---French Polynesia’s flag carrier, Air Tahiti Nui (ATN), will take delivery of a new Airbus A-340 on December 21, the daily newspaper Les Nouvelles Tahiti reports.

The plane originally was ordered by Belgium’s national airline Sabena, but the order was cancelled for financial reasons as the plane was nearing completion.

ATN’s order, therefore, received a short delivery deadline.

French Polynesian officials recently announced plans to take over, through ATN, the crucial Paris-Los Angeles- Pape'ete air route, which last month was jeopardized by financial woes at French airline company AOM.

AOM, however, now has avoided liquidation through implementation of a financial restructuring plan.

As a result, AOM’s Paris-Los Angeles-Pape'ete link has been retained, but it has stopped flying to France's western Pacific territory of New Caledonia.

It is not clear what impact AOM’s continuation of the Paris-Los Angeles-Pape'ete route will have on Air Tahiti Nui’s plans to serve the same route.

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