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Thursday 11 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Waiting for visas to New Zealand, the queue of people outside the New Zealand Immigration Service Offices, in Nuku'alofa, starts building up early in the morning during the countdown days to Christmas.
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe into the operation of the Royal Tongan Airlines was established by the Tongan government in early November, and aims to present a report by December 14. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government as the principal shareholder in Royal Tongan Airlines will be required to inject $20.6 million pa...‘anga into RTA over the 13 months between June 2003 and July 2004 in order for the company to achieve and then retain solvency, according to advise from KPMG Financial Advisory Services. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines 757 holds 166 passenger seats and its Loading Factor average until June 2003 was 90 to 100 passengers per flight. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans are putting their hopes and money on a struggling national airline.. Tonga's national airline, Royal Tongan Airlines, has been losing money ever since its new international air service started on 25 November 2002. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Monday 10 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In spite of its critical financial problems, Royal Tongan Airlines plans to go ahead and extend its international services.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Security officers at Tonga's airports will be armed in the near future.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines will resume its international air service on November 25. The new Chief Executive Officer, Logan Appu, said that they would introduce a daily service between Tonga and Auckland, and a weekly service between Auckland, Sydney, Tonga, and Auckland. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Peter Semone, the Vice President of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), (pictured above, centre) wants tourist operators in the Pacific islands to revitalise their interest in the organisation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Malielegaoi, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Polynesian Airlines, Richard Gates, attended the first Board meeting of the airline to be held in Nuku‘alofa, on June 19.From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Polynesian Airlines has increased its service out of Tonga from two to three flights a week, as from December 2. The new service on Saturdays is a direct flight from Tonga to Sydney in the morning, returning in the evening. Polynesian’s other services out of Tonga include a flight to Wellington on Thursday and to Auckland on Friday. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Pasifiki 2000 Trade Fair the biggest Trade fair to be held in Tonga, is the success story of something that started small four years ago. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
John Koldowski of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) made a luncheon presentation at the National Cultural Centre on August 20. PATA circulates marketing information to member organisations. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
If Tonga goes ahead and adopts daylight savings this year from October to March, advancing its clock one hour ahead of everyone else in the region, it will be the first in the race to clock-in the Millennium. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Monday 27 April 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Millennium Celebration. 'Be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing' might be a proven recipe for success, but as Tonga thinks about staging a grand celebration to welcome the new millenium, there seems to be a missing ingredient. By Pesi Fonua.
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