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Thursday 20 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's MA60 aircraft remains in operation and continues to fly domestically to Vava’u weekly, since the controversial aircraft gifted by China resumed flights last year.
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Friday 23 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 64 holiday makers, who were left stranded at Tonga's domestic airport on Wednesday after Tonga Airways flights didn't happen, have managed to find seats with Tonga's domestic air operator Real Tonga - with the last dozen moving on today.
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Thursday 15 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new domestic air service of the Tonga Airways that was scheduled to start next week has been cancelled after it failed to win Ministerial approval, Samiu Vaipulu, Chairman of the Tonga Airways confirmed this afternoon, 15 December.
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Thursday 1 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese MA60 aircraft that was scheduled to resume its domestic air service earlier this month, remains grounded indefinitely, Tevita Palu the CEO for the Real Tonga domestic airline told Matangi Tonga yesterday, 31 August.
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Thursday 26 May 2016

Nuku'alofa
Tongan Tourism operators showcased Tonga to international travel partners during the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) held on May 20-21 at Sea World Resort in Gold Coast, Australia.
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Wednesday 17 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tourism Tonga has new management staff on board with Mana Kite as Acting General Manager and Seini Taumoepeau as Acting Marketing Manager. The appointments were made by the Tonga Tourism Authority Board.
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Saturday 2 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga Airline today Saturday, 2 January cancelled domestic flights from Tongatapu to all of Tonga's outer islands, due to Tropical Cyclone Ula, which remains in Tongan waters. On its current track TC Ula is expected to lie 240km west of Vava’u or 160km northwest of Tofua or 200km northwest of Ha'afeva around 7:00pm this evening.
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Tuesday 8 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Real Tonga Airline has won a bid last month to operate Government’s MA60 aircraft, gifted from China, its operation will remain on hold until Government completes the aircraft’s certification due process.
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Friday 14 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tender process for operating the government-owned MA60 aircraft was expected today, while the controversial aircraft gifted from China to the Government of Tonga remains grounded without an operator.
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Thursday 11 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's sole domestic carrier has brought in a new 19-seater BAe Jetstream-32 aircraft from New Zealand, which began servicing Vava'u on Saturday, 6 June, to provide extra capacity for the peak season.
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Thursday 14 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s sole domestic air carrier Real Tonga is concerned over the impact on the domestic service when Fiji Airways begins direct international flights to Vava'u from Nadi and Apia in November because it may impact Real Tonga's ability to subsidise services to the smaller Tongan islands.
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Tuesday 14 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s sole domestic carrier Real Tonga today added extra weekly flights to Vava'u on a chartered ATR72-600 aircraft from Fiji Airways as demand for the season increases.
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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s sole domestic carrier Real Tonga is planning to expand its service and fly to neighbouring Pacific Islands starting in June this year.
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Wednesday 4 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s domestic MA60 aircraft gifted from China has been leased by the Government of Tonga to an unnamed group including MP Samiu Vaipulu, although nothing has been confirmed as to when it will start operation as an airline.
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Tuesday 10 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic MA60 aircraft operations have been suspended from February 8 and the aircraft has been returned to the government, Real Tonga announced today, citing new legislation that took effect on Sunday.
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Thursday 15 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport was expected to process a record number of passengers today as International and domestic flights have resumed, following disruption to flights caused by rising ash from a continuing volcanic eruption in Hunga Ha‘apai to the north west of Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All domestic flights except those to ‘Eua were cancelled today, while an Air New Zealand flight that left Auckland for Tonga this morning was diverted back to Auckland, due to the continuing volcanic eruption in Hunga, Ha‘apai to the north west of Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 8 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Engineers are working to identify the cause of an engine problem to the Jetstream 32 aircraft after it had full emergency landing at Fua’amotu Airport on Wednesday, 7 January.
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Monday 5 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a brakes failure on Real Tonga's 12-Harbin Y12 aircraft caused the aircraft to veer on the runway and disrupted flights to 'Eua on Friday January 2, the airline today apologized to passengers affected by the disruption, including the world champion athlete Valerie Adams and her partner.
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Sunday 21 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With less than a week before Christmas international and domestic flights have increased to meet the demand of travellers during the peak holiday season in Tonga.
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