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Tuesday 24 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 2000 visitors arrived in Nuku’alofa on board two cruise ships today much to the delight of tourist operators and handicraft vendors, who were at the wharf to sell their products and services.
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Thursday 19 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The upgrade to Lupepau’u Airport for proposed international direct flights to Vava’u has begun with the installation of a security x-ray machine while discussion is underway on who will provide that service.
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Friday 13 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The capacity of Tonga’s inter-islands sea and air transport system has been reduced dramatically during the past weeks because government has tightened up on public transportation safety requirements.
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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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Sunday 1 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When 2000 cruise ship visitors unexpectedly found themselves in Nuku’alofa yesterday, Sunday February 1, it was a matter of doing as they say “when in Rome do as the Romans do”.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first cruise ship to visit Tonga this year, MS Silver Whisper docked at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa with over 600 passengers and crew today Friday, January 23.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two cruise ships are expected to dock into Nuku’alofa on February 24 with a total of 3,500 passengers and crew. They are among the 16 cruise ships arrivals expected for 2015.
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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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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All international flights in and out of Tonga were cancelled starting yesterday Monday, 12 January due to rising ash coming from the volcanic activity, which is continuing from a sumbmarine vent close to Hunga Ha’apai to the north west of Tonga that has spread over hundreds of kilometers in the atmosphere above the Tongatapu region. .
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Friday 9 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s domestic airline Real Tonga cancelled its flights yesterday afternoon Thursday, 8 January due to ash coming from the continuing volcanic activity at Hunga Ha‘apai to the north west of Tongatapu.
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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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Wednesday 7 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Jetstream (J32) aircraft operated by the Real Tonga Airlines has been detained and grounded this afternoon after making a full emergency landing at Fua’amotu airport at mid-day today, in what was the second serious aircraft incident for the airline in less than a week.
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Wednesday 7 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Real Tonga Jetstream aircraft made an emergency landing at Tonga’s Fua’amotu Domestic Airport this morning after an engine died during the flight between Vava’u and Tongatapu.
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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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Thursday 30 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newly renovated Tonga Visitor Information Centre was opened for viewing today and visited by regional delegates in the Kingdom for the South Pacific Tourism of Organisation Council of Ministers meeting.
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Thursday 30 October 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tourism plays an integral role in the economic development of our Small Pacific Island countries so finding solutions and opportunities for sustainable development is most important, Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano told the 24th South Pacific Tourism Organization Council of Ministers Meeting in Nuku’alofa today.
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Friday 24 October 2014
Tongan welcome dance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai’i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday October 23rd at Faua Wharf, Nuku’alofa.
Thursday 23 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Civil Aviation Authority with the assistance of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office PASO is currently working toward upgrading its Civil Aviation Safety System to be in line with safety standard demanded by the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO.
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