French Polynesia has a very remote position in the South Pacific Ocean, so unless you are already there, flying is the main option.
The flagcarrier of French Polynesia is Air Tahiti Nui (http://www.airtahitinui.com/) and the main airport is the Faa'a International Airport built on the lagoon, about 5 km west of Papeete near several major hotels such as InterContinental hotel (http://www.tahitihotels.i...). Air Tahiti Nui flies internationally to Tokyo, Osaka, Los Angeles, New York, Auckland, Sydney and Paris. They cooperate with Air France, Japan Airlines, Air New Zealand and Qantas. They no longer participate in either of the American Airlines Advantage Program or the Delta Air Lines program. Air New Zealand (http://www.airnewzealand.com) also has regular flights to Tahiti. LAN Chile (http://www.lan.com) flies twice a week to/from Easter Island, with connections on to Santiago de Chile.
Passengers arriving on international flights must collect their baggage, go through customs and then recheck-in at the domestic flight counters some 50 m to the right of the International arrivals area.