Fiji Airways will fly direct from Vava’u Island to Nadi starting in November 2015.
The airline will also take direct flights between Apia and Tongatapu.
The Fiji’s airline services among Tonga, Fiji and Samoa were confirmed during a meeting in Fiji last week between Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
While in Fiji for the prime ministerial meeting Tonga’s airport CEO Viliami Ma’ake along with Tonga’s ministers, Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu and Hon. Poasi Tei met with Fiji Airways Officials in Nadi to finalise requirements needed for the flight services.
Hon. Lavulavu was quoted in a government statement today as saying there was “very satisfying outcome came out of the negotiations”.
The statement says Fiji Airways will begin flights to Vava’u in November.
“As Tonga’s top tourism destination, Vava’u will have direct overseas access from Asia and Australasia via Nadi”, the statement says.
Hon. Lavulavu said: “Fiji Airways will also be commencing direct flights between Apia and Tongatapu”.