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PAPE‘ETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia (October 29, 2001 – Tahitipresse)---Air Tahiti Nui is holding a marketing convention in Pape‘ete this week.

At the meeting opening, French Polynesia President Gaston Flosse reiterated why he wanted the Tahitian company to grow.

"We want Air Tahiti Nui to compensate for the possible failures to come of other airlines.

"We want Air Tahiti Nui to provide French Polynesia with the number of seats necessary for the development of our tourism," President Flosse said.

He gave the examples of Air Lib (former AOM), which now has a code-share agreement with Air France for flights to French overseas territories, and Corsair.

Preussag, Corsair's main shareholder, a German company, may indeed think about giving up flights to far away and costly destinations, he said.

Corsair has one weekly flight between Pape‘ete to Paris, while code-share Air Lib and Air France have three.

Air Tahiti Nui still plans to buy a new Airbus plane to fly to Paris in 2002, while continuing to develop flights to Japan and the United States (Los Angeles).

President Flosse is to fly this week to the United States, where he will meet with representatives of the Renaissance and Windsong cruise companies (Renaissance’s two Tahiti based ships have ended services). The government of French Polynesia wants more cruise ships to come to Tahiti in the future.

For additional reports from Tahiti Press, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Other News Sources: Agence Tahitienne de Presse.

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