Air Tahiti Nui releases what could be the best airline video ever
- KATE SCHNEIDER, TRAVEL EDITOR
- DECEMBER 19, 2013 8:23AM
IT’S a big call, but this could be the most awesome mile-high video we’ve ever seen.
Air Tahiti Nui released the jawdropping behind-the-scenes footage of its operations to celebrate its 15th anniversary. It was created by Matthieu Courtois, a 32-year-old technical engineer from Tahiti who has been working for the airline since 2007, with the help of pilot Ludovic Allain.
Using a go-pro, Courtois spent a month filming and editing the video, which follows the airline’s A340 planes as they fly from Aukland to Paris via Papeete (French Polynesia) and Los Angeles.
The result? Viewers are taken on the ride of their lives on the runway, underneath the plane, into the turbines, inside the cockpit and over some spectacular sights.
There are some heavenly views of aircraft skimming through the fluffy clouds, before the clouds break and the incredible view of Tahiti’s islands becomes visible.
One thing’s for sure, the video captures the high life as you’ve never seen it before.
A view from the cockpit. Picture: Air Tahiti Nui Source: Supplied
Air Tahiti Nui General Manager New Zealand Australia Mark Hutchinson said he couldn’t think of a better birthday present.
“We had no idea our crew had so many talents – it really is an extraordinary achievement and a brilliant video,” Mr Hutchinson said.
The islands are truly spectacular. Picture: Air Tahiti Nui Source: Supplied
“Our passengers don’t get to see all the hard work that goes into making the plane fly and the fascinating nitty gritty of operating an airline, so this video is a real insight into our people and our airline – it filled us all with great pride.”
View of a runway. Picture: Air Tahiti Nui Source: Supplied
View of a plane. Picture: Air Tahiti Nui Source: Supplied