The only international airport of French Polynesia is the Tahiti-Faa’a airport (airport code : PPT or NTAA). You will therfore arrive on the island of Tahiti, and then will need to take a domestic flight if you wish to travel to Bora Bora or another island.
Located a few miles from Papeete, the airport of Tahiti-Faa’a and its single landing strip is used for both domestic flights during the day, and for international flights usually arriving at night or very early in the morning.
On the East side of the airport, you will find there the international check-in counters and both arrival and boarding areas.
Duty free shops are available in both zones.
The west side of the airport is dedicated to inter-island flights and you will find there the Air Tahiti check-in area, the boarding lounge for domestic flights and the domestic arrival area.
You will find in the airport some bars and restaurants, souvenir shops, the main car rental companies, banks and a currency exchange counter.
Outside of the main building, the “mama” are presenting their handcraft with the traditionnal flower and shell leis that make the tahitian welcome so special.