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Tonga is an independent island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean, located approximately 650 km (approximately 400 mi) southeast of Fiji and approximately 1850 km (approximately 1150 mi) northeast of New Zealand. Tonga is the only remaining Polynesian monarchy. Nuku'alofa is the country's capital, chief port, and largest town.

Latest updates

 

June 6, 2015

Real Tonga: status is changed back to 'Active' as airline restarted after suspending services update

April 7, 2015

Tonga Air Service: began operations on May 22 1978 to take over services of Tonga Internal Air Service added

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Waves of Vava'u   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : AWZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airlines Tonga   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airlines Tonga commenced operations in Dec2005 & ceased on 23Aug2008

Chathams Pacific  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Chathams Pacific ceased operations on 03Mar2013, to be replaced by Real Tonga Tonga

Fly Niu Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Niu Airlines was established & started operations inJun2004. Forced to cease on 10Sep2004 after its AOC was revoked because of Tonga's "one airline" policy

Friendly Island Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Friendly Island Airways >Royal Tongan Airlines
Comments : Royal Tongan Airlines was formed as Friendly Island Airways in 1985. Ceased all operations on 18May2004

International Royal Tonga Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Royal Tonga Airlines >International Royal Tonga Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Peau-Vava'u   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004 - 2009*
Airline Code : 3O : PVU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

REALtonga   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : RT : RLT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : REALtonga commenced operations on 04Mar2013, taking over services previously operated by Chathams Pacific

Reef Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Royal Tonga Airlines (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1980 - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Royal Tonga Airlines >International Royal Tonga Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Royal Tonga Airlines (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Royal Tongan Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2004
Airline Code : WR : HRH
Genealogy : Friendly Island Airways >Royal Tongan Airlines
Comments : Royal Tongan Airlines was formed as Friendly Island Airways in 1985. Ceased all operations on 18May2004

Tonga Air Service   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tonga Air Service began operations on 22May1978

Tonga Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tonga Airways (Tongatapu) had intended to launch its inaugural flight on 19Dec2016 but after the service failed to secure the green light from the Tongan Ministry of Infrastructure and Tourism, called it off

Tonga Internal Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1978*
Airline Code : UF : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tonga Internal Air Service services taken over by Tonga Air Service in 1978

Velengair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1984* - 1984*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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