Air Tahiti Nui flying with babies

Is it necessary to reserve a seat for my baby when flying with Air Tahiti Nui?

If your baby is up to 2 years old, you only have to inform Air Tahiti Nui that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap. Each adult is only allowed to hold one child on lap, and seats must be purchased for a second infant, no matter their age. Even when traveling with only one baby, you can always choose to purchase a seat for your baby as long as you have a proper restraint device.

Does Air Tahiti Nui offer discounts for babies and children?

The fare for babies under 2 years old booked as infants is 10% of the applicable fare at the time of booking. The infant will not have their own seat to sit in. If you want your baby to travel in a separate seat, you will need to purchase the child fare, and the infant will have to be seated in an approved forward-facing car seat.

Children aged 2 to 11 qualify for the child fare which is 75% of the applicable fare at the time of booking. A baby who reaches 2 years old during the journey will need to travel in a reserved seat, and the applicable fare will be the child fare for the entire journey. If necessary, the baby may be seated in an approved forward-facing car seat. In this case, the baby will benefit from the standard baggage allowance corresponding to the reserved class of travel.

Traveling with Babies

Bassinets may be available upon request, free of charge, but are not guaranteed until check-in. They may not be suitable for larger babies since the maximum weight allowed is 14 kg (30 lbs).

If you reserve a separate seat for your baby/infant, you must bring on board and install as indicated by the manufacturer’s instructions an approved car seat that meets the following size requirements:

  • 45 cm (17,7 inches) in Economy Moana Class.
  • 51 cm (20 inches) in Poerava Business Class.


As carry-on baggage, infants are allowed to have one bag up to 3 kg (7 lbs) and 115 cm (45 in) for their food and necessities. As checked baggage, infants have a free baggage allowance of 1 piece weighing maximum 10 kg (22 lbs) and measuring maximum 158 cm (62 inches) plus 1 collapsible stroller or a car seat or a basket.


Air Tahiti Nui offers special meals for infants, babies or children: baby meal for babies, toddler meal for 1 to 2-year olds and child meal for children between 2 and 7 years. You must inform Air Tahiti Nui reservation service or your travel agent of your meal requirements at least 48 hours before the flight.

Besides special meals, Air Tahiti Nui offers for infants a baby kit (a bib, wipes, baby powder, a rattle, etc.) and for children coloring books, toys, cartoons, and video games.

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