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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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Thursday 16 October 2014
Tongan string band

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Pearl cruise ship from Australia visited Nuku’alofa today with more than 2300 people on board.
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Friday 10 October 2014
Fahefa

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Road rumble strips and smart new red and white signs with village names, are being constructed for eight villages along the Hala Liku from ‘Utulau to Kala'au this month, the latest among many different kinds of signposts that have gone up around Tongatapu recently.
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has reversed its earlier decision and agreed that it “will not revoke or suspend Real Tonga's air operator's certificate” to run the domestic air service in Tonga.
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Saturday 27 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A decision by Tonga's Civil Aviation Authority to certify a Y12 aircraft without addressing demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to upgrade its aircraft certification system has thrown Tonga's domestic air service into a state of uncertainty.
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Tuesday 12 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Civil works to resurface and strengthen the runways at Tonga's Fua‘amotu International Airport and Lupepau’u International Airport starting this year, are expecting to be completed in 2015, under a $31 million pa'anga project financed by the World Bank.
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Real Tonga’s new 19-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft leased from Australia began operation last week to the outer islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u.
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Wednesday 6 August 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
Tonga’s new Y-12 aircraft gifted by the Chinese Government, was handed over to King Tupou VI this morning Wednesday, 6 August at Lupepau’u Airport in Vava’u.
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Singapore
Vanuatu and Singapore have concluded an Air Services Agreement (ASA) on August 5 that allows airlines of the two countries to fly between Singapore and Vanuatu, as well as via or beyond to any third country.
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new 17-seater Y-12 aircraft gifted from the Chinese government to the Tongan government arrived at the Lupepau'u Airport, Vava'u this evening, 5 August.
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Saturday 5 July 2014

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Seven contestants for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 met today for the Pageant orientation at Joe's Kahana Lagoon in Nuku‘alofa.
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Saturday 5 July 2014

Neiafu, Vava‘u
Miss Tu‘i Vava‘u 2014 is Laneta Guttenbeil Ha‘unga, sponsored by Miss Jack Guttenbeil Store. Photos by Lisa Molloy.
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Thursday 3 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan girls will be vying for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 when the pageant competition begins on July 7-11 at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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