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Friday 3 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Civil aviation authorities from China and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands looked at how to strengthen civil aviation safety in Tonga, at their meeting from February 15-17, in Nuku'alofa. There was also a push for direct China-Tonga flights.
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Thursday 22 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Government is investing to improve aviation safety in eight Pacific Countries, including Tonga. Land users around airports are urged to attend consultations to be carried out before a national project commences in October 2016 focusing on Fua'amotu Airport (Tongatapu), Lupepau'u Airport (Vava'u), Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Airport (Ha'apai) and Kuini Mata'aho Airport (Niuatoputapu). Satellite technology will be used to develop new flight approaches, which will improve the ability of aircraft to land safely.
Thursday 25 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of a USD$28 million upgrade of Tonga's two international airports at Fua’amotu and in Vava’u at the end of January, will encourage more international airlines to come to Tonga, with the first 777 aircraft expected in April and a new Vava'u-Fiji link to also start in April.
Thursday 12 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A desperate move by the Tongan Government to address demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Tonga to upgrade its Aviation Safety Regulations resulted in the grounding of the MA60 aircraft and a restriction on the size of aircraft for its outer islands domestic air services.
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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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Tuesday 1 October 2013
Washington DC, USA
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on September 30 approved a US$2.15 million grant to the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) to help ensure safety and security oversight in the aviation sector in Pacific Island Countries.
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Tuesday 9 July 2013
Australia
I have just googled the so called “safe” plane the Deputy Prime Minister has referred to and have found an interesting history of accidents, which I have cut and pasted from Wikipedia. What concerns me the most is the recent record from 2009 to well, last month – two accidents in one day. - Concerned Tongan.
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Monday 14 March 2005
Suva, Fiji
Monday, March 14, 2005 - 14:05. The People's Republic of China wants to set up a FJD$100 million (US$61 million) regional airline. And while it has raised the issue with the Fiji government it has yet to consult other Pacific Island states on this possibility.
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Wednesday 2 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga might possibly have a new domestic air service operating by June 9, but nobody knows for sure how or when a new service can become operational.
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Wednesday 19 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines ceased operation yesterday, closing its offices in Tonga, and about 100 people who were still employed in the airline's domestic service were told the bad news that they too have lost their jobs.
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Wednesday 12 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines has confirmed today that using other airlines they have uplifted nearly all of the 1,300 passengers stranded in Nuku'alofa, Auckland, Sydney, Rarotonga and Honolulu since the RTA international service was grounded on April 22.
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Wednesday 28 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Cabinet today, was to decide the fate of 1,300 Royal Tongan Airline passengers who are stranded in Nuku‘alofa, Auckland, Sydney and Rarotonga, following the suspension of its international services.
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Friday 23 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines has stopped selling its international flights today.
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Law
Wednesday 14 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although the long-awaited report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the operation of the Royal Tongan Airlines was approved by the Privy Council on April 8 for release to the public, the report can't be printed until government makes funds available.
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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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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An Airport Authority to manage the running of the Fua‘amotu International Airport, is expected to be in operation by 2002, according to the Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr Langi Hu’akavameiliku. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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