On Thursday, October 8, a military plane of the French Air and Space Force will leave Papeete, Tahiti, to repatriate approximately “fifteen residents of French Polynesia [that] have been stranded on Easter Island since the start of the Covid-19 crisis.”
The information was confirmed by a statement from the High Commission and the French Polynesian Armed Forces.Back home

The plane doesn’t fly empty to Hanga Roa, Easter Island. “In response to a request from the Chilean authorities and in close coordination with the french embassy in Santiago, some 20 Easter Island nationals who are also stranded on the Fenua will be repatriated to their homes,” the statement added.

Latam flights suspended

Latam stopped its flights from Tahiti to Chile via Rapa Nui in mid-March and does not expect a takeover until March 29.

The Latin American company does not plan to resume flights to Auckland and Sydney before January 2021. And no direct service to Sydney is schedulded before the end of March 2021, and before July 2021 to Melbourne

> Main photo : The European military transport aircraft on Faa’a airport, in Tahiti. Credit : Forces Armées en Polynésie française Facebook account.