Tonga airport celebrates siginifcant achievements in its services and facilities

Tonga Airport Ltd (TAL) celebrated yesterday to mark siginicant improvements it has reached while expanding and upgrading the kingdom’s airport services.

Air New Zealand began flying its Boeing 777-300 between Tonga and Auckland early this month, the largest aircraft to service the Friendly Islands internationally.

The international flight was reopened at Vava’u International Airport with the arrival of Fiji Airways two weeks ago.

There were new developments in the airport’s navigation facilities and services the company said were major occasions in its history of services.

Named as the “Air Transport Development Tribute”, the marking ceremony “included a site tour of the upgraded runway and the new fire station at Fua’amotu International airport”.

“Continuous upgrading of the airports offers improved customer facilities while ensuring full compliance with all international regulations. In doing so, we aim to encourage increased passenger traffic and aircraft movements and contribute to the growth and development of the nation”, a statement from the company said.

The celebration was attended by Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

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