History

Since the Air Archipels creation in 1996

Founded in 1996, Air Archipels has 20 years experience in the private air travel sector on behalf of varied clientele: high-end private clients (VIP), administrative clients (officials and senior officials), businesses (leaders and teams), and health services (medical evacuation organized by public or private organizations).

Subsidiary of the local inter-island transportation company  Air Tahiti, it was in 1996 that Air Archipels emerged. The objective was to provide  French Polynesia with a human-sized company that could offer the responsiveness and  flexibility needed for medical emergency evacuation.

At that time, Air Archipels operated a Cessna Conquest C441. Its main activity was to perform medical evacuations between the islands and Tahiti.

By 1997, the arrival of a Beechcraft in the fleet of the company allows it to offer its customers flights on-demand  “VIP” style.

In 2005, two new Beechcraft Super Kings joined the fleet and Air Archipels obtained the approval of the “Organisme de Gestion du Maintien de la Navigabilité”.

In 2006, the Air Archipels’ fleet was composed of three Beechcraft Super King Air B200s. The company operated flights between the islands of the Tuamotu on behalf of Air Tahiti.

In 2009, a Beechcraft 200, belonging to the High Commissioner of the Republic of French Polynesia, was integrated into the Air Archipels fleet list in order to perform public service missions. The Air Archipels fleet therefore increased to  four Beechcraft Super King Air B200s.

In 2011, Air Archipels merged with Air Moorea. The fleet is now composed of three Beechcraft Super King Air B200s and two Twin Otter DHC6-300s.

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