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Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

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Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

Not so Civil after all, another strike hits some of the islands, See below, just received from Air Tahiti:

Please note that a strike by employees of the Civil Aviation of French Polynesia is effective since this morning (thursday sep 27).

All inter-island flights to / from aerodromes which are managed by the country, including the Marquesas, Austral and Tuamotu are cancelled for today.

This strike does not concerned the following airports: Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa and Raiatea. Consequently, the flights between these destinations will be provided.

We will keep you informed of the possible changes to the schedule of the following days, depending on the evolution of the situation.

The changes or cancellations on itinerary will be made free of charge. By cons, Air Tahiti will not support passenger expenses as the situation has a cause external to the company.

Air Tahiti is sincerely sorry for the inconvenience and disruptions that may occur on travel of its customers because of this social movement.

Ps Nice present for this international day for tourism!

Meherio

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1. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

Another day in paradise....another strike in paradise!

I didn't see Huahine listed?...but Rangiroa is? How is that?

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2. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

List of the cancelled flights:

VT 368 : Tahiti - Huahine 06h00 - 06h40 / Huahine - Tahiti 06h55 – 08h20

- VT 802 : Tahiti - Hiva Oa 06h30 - 09h50 / Hiva Oa - Nuku Hiva 10h30 11h10 / Nuku Hiva - Tahiti 1150 – 1505

- VT 555 : Tahiti - Tikehau 08h15 – 10h40 / Tikehau – Tahiti 11h00 – 12h50

- VT 518 : Tahiti - Fakarava 09h30 - 10h35 / Fakarava - Anaa 10h55 - 11h25 / Anaa - Tahiti 11h45 - 12h55

- VT 572/573 : Tahiti - Takaroa 11h55 - 13h20 / Takaroa - Takapoto 13h50 - 14h05 / Takapoto - Takaroa 14h25 - 14h40 / Takaroa - Tahiti 15h10 - 16h35

- VT 942 : Tahiti - Makemo 12h55 - 14h35 / Makemo - Hikueru 14h55 - 15h25 / Hikueru - Hao 15h45 - 16h20 / Hao - Tahiti 16h50 - 19h05

- VT 241/243 : Tahiti - Huahine 13h45 - 14h50 / Huahine - Tahiti 15h05 - 17h15

- VT 366 : Tahiti - Raiatea 14h00 – 14h45 / Raiatea - Huahine 15h00 - 15h20 / Huahine - Tahiti 15h40 - 16h20

- VT 520 : Tahiti - Tikehau 14h20 - 15h15 / Tikehau – Tahiti 15h35 - 16h30

inter Marquesas flight by Twin Otter are also cancelled.

Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa et Raiatea, flights will be operated normally.

Raiatea flight VT366 is now operated by flights VT448 and VT318.

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3. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

Our flight to Hauhine was cancelled today. We we very upset about it, however the Pearl Resort Moorea has been fantastic in facilitating a change in itinerary for us from the Te Tiare to Pearl Bora Bora. We are sad we will miss out on Huahine but excited to at least be able to visit Bora Bora in addition to Moorea on this trip. I cannot say enough how fabulous the Pearl customer service has been to us!

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4. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

I forgot to mention that Air Tahiti did in fact change our flights from Huahine to Bora Bora free of charge.

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5. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

Great silver lining ! Upgraded to Bora Bora. Bravo to the Pearls, This is a great reason to stay within a chain of hotels on more than a pair of islands.

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6. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

Update about the strike :

Agents of civil aviation are still on strike and the first flights this morning to and from the airports concerned are canceled.

Of the situation: the country has filed an interim to declare the strike illegal. This interim measures must be examined this morning at 9am.

If the strike is declared illegal, then we will resume flights today and will make every effort to repatriate tourists passengers, with priority to those with international connections.

At the request of Tahiti Tourism, TN has agreed not to charge customers fees for missed connections change. AF apply charges of 14 200 XPF.

We will inform you as soon as possible with new information.

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7. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

Strike is now over, declared illegal.

Edited: 11:09 am, September 29, 2012
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8. Re: Civil Aviation workers on strike in Tahiti

It is sad that it took 48 hours for the government to move. in the meanwhile many passengers lost time, opportunities and fingernails....

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