Although Real Tonga Airline has won a bid last month to operate Government’s MA60 aircraft, gifted from China, its operation will remain on hold until Government completes the aircraft’s certification due process.
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Results for Tonga domestic air service
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Friday 20 June 2014
Tonga's domestic airline, Real Tonga, has leased a Convair aircraft from Air Chatham, to provide additional capacity for the services to Vava‘u during a current period of high demand for seats.
Wednesday 11 June 2014
The first of two Jetstream J32 aircraft acquired by Real Tonga is expected to arrive in Tongatapu next week, according to the General Manager of Tourism Tonga, Stuart Perry, who said today that the strengthening of the inter-island domestic air service is critically important for the whole economy.
Monday 5 May 2014
The pilot of a Real Tonga Queen Air that made an emergency belly-landing at the ‘Eua airstrip last week has been suspended, while an investigation into the reason for the emergency is underway.
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
I am surprised by the reaction from within Tonga and abroad regarding the MA60 and its "safety" record. It seems to be largely scaremongering and overstated comments by an under-informed public. While I agree there are better suited aircraft for Tonga ... I don't personally think the MA60 deserves its bad rap, and everyone needs to calm down. What people really need to worry about is not the aircraft but crew competency and airport safety. - Peter White
Wednesday 2 April 2008
“Air Chatham starts domestic service.” This is great news but will Air Chatham also fly to Niuatoputapu? - Peki Matheson
Monday 20 September 2004
I too have been an avid reader of comments regarding the two airlines in Tonga. Before, I lay down my comments in regards to this issue, I would like to state that my company works closely with Peau Vava'u by means of facilitating bookings that originate from overseas. I wanted that to be clear so people who read the following comments understand the source and whilst I will write as accurately as possible, people need to be able to make up their minds on the validity of my comments. - Tele Faletau
Tuesday 14 September 2004
Without a unified approach Tonga will remain behind the rest of the Pacific Region which is currently enjoying a huge boom in tourism dollars and economic forcasts thanks to the worries of Terrorism and global economic down turn across the world, tourists are now looking for a safer and more affordable holiday destination. - Andrew Fifita
Monday 13 September 2004
I don't know if you have some kind of a forum about the grounding of Air Niu, but we only can comment for our guests on Fafa Island Resort who have been using both airlines, and the Fly Niu was the preferred airlines with most guests. -Josef Sanladerer
Friday 10 September 2004
I would be most grateful if you could try to get Peau Vava'u views in some of your articles - it may help to balance things up a little. I am seeking your kind cooperation and help with this matter.- Soane Ramanlal
Friday 10 September 2004
In a hearing in an open court on 6th September 2004 to consider a review of the injunction granted by the Court on 17 August, 2004 quashing the sole operator license of Peau Vava'u Limited, the Supreme Court of Tonga ordered to rescind the injunction granted by it on 17 August 2004 and this to take effect from Friday 10th September 2004. - Peau Vava'u