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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against Viliami Mangisi charged in relation to the seizure of 1.9 kilograms of methamphetamine at Fua’amotu International Airport last year is set for October this year, at the Supreme Court.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Filipe Jr is the man charged over 242 grams of cannabis seeds brought into Tonga, at Fua’amotu International Airport on March 30. The case was adjourned to May 27.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi pleaded not guilty today to charges relating to the seizure of 1.9 kilos of methamphetamine in the departure lounge at Fua’amotu International Airport last year. His co-accused, meanwhile, has pleaded guilty.
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Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A businessman of Asian origin was convicted of failing to declare carrying over $10,000 pa’anga at Fua’amotu International Airport last year, and is expected be sentenced in April.
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Thursday 24 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men of Asian origin were arrested with around $40,000 in USD and New Zealand currencies in body packs wrapped around their bodies on Friday, January 18 at the departure lounge at Fua‘amotu International Airport.
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Tuesday 18 December 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A brand new 214-seater Air New Zealand aircraft made its maiden flight to Tonga when it landed at the Fua’amotu International Airport before mid-day today 18 December.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi (59) who is charged in the seizure of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of around $2 million pa’anga in May earlier this year, had his case adjourned to January 2019 after appearing at the Fasi Magistrate's Court earlier this week.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cleaner at Fua’amotu International Airport was arrested last week in relation to an estimated $2 million pa’anga worth of methamphetamine seized on May 8, at the airport.
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Wednesday 9 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of around $2 million pa’anga, was seized last night, May 8 in the departure lounge at Fua'amotu International Airport. The meth was in the possession of a 59-year-old Tongan national.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fua'amotu International Airport has opened for operation from 1:00pm today, confirmed Viliami Ma’ake, CEO at Tonga Airports Ltd. The domestic airport remains out of order due to damage caused by Cyclone Gita on Monday night and domestic flights will now operate out of the International Airport until the domestic airport is restored.
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Wednesday 19 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A black-out at the Fua’amotu International Airport runway at 6.33pm yesterday evening disrupted international air services between Tonga, New Zealand and Australia. Two commercial scheduled flights were unable to land, and another private medical evacuation flight was delayed until this morning.
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Friday 24 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men of Chinese origin who hid tobacco in tea bags were found guilty of smuggling and failing to declare to Tonga Customs tobacco in excess of the legal limit when the men arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport, in April last year.
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Friday 1 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Air New Zealand’s 312 seat-Boeing 777-200 aircraft touched down for the first time at Fua’amotu International Airport today, 1 April starting a weekly service to Tonga.
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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.
Friday 2 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.22 million pa’anga upgrade of Fua’amotu International Airport’s departure lounge and runway was launched by the Acting Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni today, Friday 2 October.
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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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Friday 15 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven players fromTonga’s Rugby League Mate Ma’a Tonga received a heroic welcome and were mobbed by hundreds of ecstatic fans this morning, at Tonga's Fua‘amotu International Airport, when they arrived home after exiting the Rugby League World Cup.
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Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Chinese national were arrested by police at Fua’amotu International Airport on Tuesday, October 15 and charged with the possession and the use of forged Tongan passports.
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Wednesday 31 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meeting in Tonga today, the council of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office discussed issues relating to the safety of aviation in its 13 member states and also looked for sustainable ways to finance its operations in the future.
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Tuesday 21 February 2012
Sydney, Australia
On February 17 the World Bank and the Government of Tonga signed a US$27 million grant to make air travel safer and more efficient for people travelling to and from Tonga. The investment is part of the World Bank's regional Pacific Aviation Investment Program, and will support rehabilitation of Fua'amotu International Airport and Vava'u Airport to ensure both meet minimum international safety and security standards.
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