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Friday 11 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two repatriation flights are being planned for next month to return around 300 people from Christchurch, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today.
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Wednesday 2 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two flights arriving in Tonga today repatriated around 56 passengers from Nadi, Fiji. Seven more passengers arrived from Tarawa, Kiribati, with the repatriation of a deceased person. A third flight arrived today from Tahiti for a fuel stop.
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Monday 31 August 2020

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Solomon Airlines has today released details of the repatriation flight to Vanuatu, Tonga and Australia on Saturday September 5. It will also be the first repatriation flight from Tonga to Australia via the Brisbane Gateway and an opportunity for foreign nationals in Tonga to return to their home countries.
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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand has put a hold on new bookings on international services into New Zealand following a request from the New Zealand Government.
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Thursday 18 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Louena, a Tongan mother of two who lives in Japan, is desperate to be reunited with her babies, daughter Kathleen (5) and infant son, who are now in Tonga without her. The sudden border closure caught the family by surprise and has separated them for over three months.
Tuesday 16 June 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand will resume passenger flights between Auckland and Shanghai next week, with passengers subject to government border controls in each direction.
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Friday 29 May 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Samoan citizens stuck in New Zealand can now return to Samoa as the first of a series of repatriation flights departed Auckland to Apia today, 29 May.
Monday 25 May 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand services to Tonga and other Pacific countries such as Fiji, Samoa, Rarotonga, New Caledonia and French Polynesia, could resume to one return service from Auckland per week, if the travel restrictions currently in place around passenger services are lifted, the airline announced today.
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Monday 20 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
International flights to Tonga have been barred up to 12 June according to a diversion order issued by the Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola. The order is to prevent the introduction, or spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to Tonga.
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Monday 9 March 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Due to increased uncertainty in the Covid-19 outbreak, Air New Zealand has reduced its capacity across domestic and international routes, including a 26% reduction in Asia. Pacific Islands will experience capacity reductions of 6% through June. The airline's shareholders were told today that the financial impact on earnings will be more significant than previously estimated. The airline has implemented hiring freezes and capital expenditure deferrals.
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Tuesday 18 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand stated today that it will be reducing capacity on its Shanghai route throughout April, and Hong Kong route throughout April and May as a result of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on customer demand.
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Wednesday 2 October 2019

London, United Kingdom
Tonga is ranked at no. 44 out of 107 countries this year, listed on the Henley Passport Index, which ranks all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Asian countries are now world leaders when it comes to both global economic activity and global mobility, with Japan and Singapore holding the top spot ranked at no.1, while the Pacific Islands states are ranked between 39-62.
Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With more than 2000 people on board, Pacific Aria was in Nuku’alofa for a day visit on May 7, after stopping by Neiafu the day earlier.
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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku'alofa waterfront has a new look as a major $66 million pa'anga upgrade of the domestic wharf nears completion for commissioningin February. The project was funded under Japan's grant-aid to Tonga.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ordinary Tongan passports are in short supply due to unexpected increase in demand, which is causing delays in issuing some passports. Non-urgent applicants have been told the new stock is not expected until October.
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Friday 3 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Queen Victoria cruise ship was a terrific sight as it berthed at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa today Friday, March 3 after arriving with 2700 passengers and crew from French Polynesia.
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Friday 23 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 64 holiday makers, who were left stranded at Tonga's domestic airport on Wednesday after Tonga Airways flights didn't happen, have managed to find seats with Tonga's domestic air operator Real Tonga - with the last dozen moving on today.
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Thursday 15 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new domestic air service of the Tonga Airways that was scheduled to start next week has been cancelled after it failed to win Ministerial approval, Samiu Vaipulu, Chairman of the Tonga Airways confirmed this afternoon, 15 December.
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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The largest of four cruise ships visiting the capital this week, the Radiance of the Seas today brought 2250 passengers to visit Nuku’alofa, with some choosing to visit and experience Tongan culture at Ancient Tonga Cultural Tours in Fangaloto, while others brought Christmas buzz to the Central Business District.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's MA60 aircraft was scheduled to fly Vava'u at 3:00pm, today Tevita Palu, the CEO for Palu Aviation announced this morning at Fua’amotu Airport.
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