Transport of animals in the hold

You want to have your pet travel to another destination ?

Air Tahiti Nui also welcomes pets on board our Tahitian Dreamliner! If your pet cannot be transported in the cabin, it can certainly be transported by cargo, in the hold of the aircraft.

Air Tahiti Nui Cargo transports your dogs and cats to and from the following main locations:

  • Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle (France)
  • Papeete (French Polynesia)
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • Los Angeles (United States)
  • Narita (Japan)

The transport of pets in air cargo is subject to specific regulations.

For the transport of other animals, please contact our Cargo department.

Our cargo rates for transporting your pet from Papeete

Enter the weight of your pet and the destination to know the approximate price of a freight shipment.

Choose an IATA-approved cage

To ensure the safe transport of your pets in the hold, a certified cage according to IATA standards, approved for long-haul air transport is mandatory. It guarantees the safety and well-being of your pets.

  • The cage is made up of two plastic half-shells that fit one on top of the other. Once assembled, they are held together with metal threaded rods (fitted with nuts or wing nuts),
  • The metal door must have four locking rods that extend a minimum of 1.6 cm beyond the bottom and top of the cage,
  • The cage has vents on the front, sides and back.

Make sure that the cage is adapted to the size of the animal so that it can turn around, stand and sit properly and that the animal cannot put its muzzle through the grid. 

Official IATA Website 

Restrictions for specific animals

Some animals are not allowed on our flights:

  • Specific breeds of dogs (Pitbull, American Staffordshire, etc.),
  • Brachycephalic dogs and cats,
  • Females in oestrus or in advanced pregnancy.

For guard or defense dogs of the Rottweiler type, a specific procedure applies, especially for the cage. Contact us for more information.

Acceptance conditions for animals in the hold

From French Polynesia,

  • The cage must be IATA approved,
  • The health record of the animal must be up to date
  • The animal must be identified (by a tattoo or a microchip)
  • The animal must be vaccinated against rabies
  • The certificate of good health must be issued by an authorized veterinarian 

For Paris (France) and Auckland (New Zealand), a health certificate issued by the Rural Development Office of French Polynesia will also be required.

For more information, please visit the French Polynesia Biosécurité website: https://www.service-public.pf/biosecurite/ 

To proceed with the booking of your pet, please contact us with the following information:

  • Departure date from Papeete (subject to confirmation by Air Tahiti Nui cargo department) 
  • SENDER : Name, first name, geographical address, telephone number in French Polynesia
  • RECIPIENT: Last name, first name, geographical address, telephone number abroad
  • A copy of the airplane ticket of the pet's owner or the person accompanying the pet
  • Photos of the cage
  • Dimensions of the cage (Length x Width x Height in cm)
  • The weight of the cage and the animal

From other countries, you will have to contact a specialized forwarder. The latter will provide you with a quotation and the applicable acceptance conditions.

Contact our Cargo department

For more information, contact our Cargo and Freight departments.

AIR TAHITI NUI CARGO :
Tel : (689) 40 47 67 16 or (689) 40 47 67 15

Email : reservations.cargo@airtahitinui.pf

Monday – Friday : 8am – 12pm // 1pm – 4pm

Contact our Cargo department

For more information, contact our Cargo and Freight departments.

AIR TAHITI NUI CARGO Paris :
Tel: (33) 01 49 19 84 21
Tel: (33) 01 49 19 84 22
Email: airtahitinui.fr@atc-aviation.com 
Monday – Friday : 9am – 12pm // 2pm – 6pm

Contact our Cargo department

For more information, contact our Cargo and Freight departments.

ACP Worldwide Ltd.
Tel : (64) 9 255 5365
Email : aklsales@acpworldwide.com.au
Auckland International Airport
Heures d'ouverture : Lun-Ven 08h30 à 17h00
Monday – Friday : 8:30am – 5pm

Contact our Cargo department

For more information, contact our Cargo and Freight departments.

Atlantic Pacific
Tel : (800) 280 8344
Tel : (310) 337 7201
Email : TNCargolax@apaagsa.com
Opening times: Mon-Sun 9am to 5pm

Contact our Cargo department

For more information, contact our Cargo and Freight departments.

U TRANSPORT GLOBAL
Service Client
Tel : (81) 3 6435 6611
Email : operation@utijapan.co.jp

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