Tahiti Faa'a International (PPT) Airport
Tahiti Faa'a International PPT Airport Overview
Tahiti Faa'a International Airport PPT is the only international airport servicing French Polynesia and is managed by Setil Airport Company. The medium-sized and uncrowded airport was built on reclaimed land on the coral reef, just off-shore of the island of Tahiti. Its major activity is limited to two or more international flights arriving and departing simultaneously, in which case passengers will have to scramble for available seating.
The Airport is located in the Faa'a community, 3 miles southwest of the capital city of Papeete, on Tahiti Island, and is situated on the main road between Mahina & Punaauia.
With a long runway and 1.2 million passengers in 2012, Tahiti Faa'a Internatioa Airport is served by several major international air carriers, as well as by inter-island and charter flights.
The passenger terminal complex at Tahiti Faa'a Airport consists of a main terminal divided into Domestic and International sections, and a separate Domestic Terminal for Air Moorea (to the right reached by walkway). Amenities & services include a post office, a bank and a foreign exchange desk- (open when international flights come in), food & drink establishments, cyber points, gift, flower and pearl shops, a duty-free shop and rental car and tour operator offices.
Parking options at Tahiti Faa'a Airport: P1 (Parking 1) is across from the Domestic Terminal 1 & International Terminal. P2 (Parking 2) is adjacent to the Domestic Terminal 2. The parking lot has a fee-based baggage storage area where you can leave yur bags while you go visit Papeete.The 'Fare Hei' market is situated in the parking lot, offering Polynesian products by mostly elderly Tahitian women who exhibit their handiwork and crafts. The parking lot also has a storage area where you can leave your bags at a nominal fee if you have layover time and want to go into Papeete.
To get from Tahiti Faa'a International Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi, a shuttle, a bus or a ferry: Taxis charge about $10 for the three-mile trip into Papeete. Another option is to go to the LeTruck stop, located out of the parking lot and up a few stairs, which charges you a mere $1.30. Ferry service (Quai des Ferries) is a short distance from the Airport
Tahiti Faa'a International PPT Airport Update History
- PPT Airports - Oct 24, 2013
- PPT Food & Stores - Oct 17, 2013
- PPT Airlines Served - Jun 20, 2013
- PPT Airport Intro - Jun 20, 2013