PM in talks with Real Tonga airline’s owner, but denies reports gov’t set up its own airline

‘Oku te’eki ai fokotu’u ‘e he pule’anga’ ha’ane kautaha vakapuna hangē ko e ngaahi fakamatala kuo ‘ave holo’. Ko e talatalanoa pe ‘oku kei fai tu’unga he fokotu’u na’e fai atu ‘e he kau pailate mei he Real Tonga ki he pule’anga ke ne fakalele ha’ane kautaha vakapuna hili hono tuku kinautolu ki tu’a tu’unga he tō lalo fakapa’anga ‘a e kautaha Real Tonga he mahaki Kōviti-19. Pehē ‘e he palēmia koe’uhi ‘oku mahu’inga ke kei fakahoko ‘a e sēvesi vakapuna fakalotofonua’ he taimi faingata’a’ ni pea ko ē kuo faingata’a’ia ‘a e Real Tonga, kuo mahu’inga ai ki he pule’anga’ ke nau vakai’i ‘a e fokotu’u (proposal) ‘a e kau pailate’. Kuo fokotu’u ai ha kōmiti ‘a e Kapineti’ ke ne vakai’i ‘a e fokotu’u ko ‘eni’ taimi tatau ‘oku feme’a’aki hangatonu ia mo e pule Real Tonga, Tevita Palu. Pehē e he Palēmia' ki he Kaniva' 'oku te'eki ha kautaha vakapuna ia 'e tupu 'i Tonga pea ko e ngāue fakamole lahi 'aupito pea 'oku 'ikai to'o ma'ama'a 'eni 'e he pule'anga'. Kaekehe na'a ne pehe, na'e lipooti ange leva ‘a e Komiti Kapineti’ ‘a ia ‘oku mēmipa ai ‘a e kau minisitā mo e kau polofesinolo, ha fokotu’u poupou ‘e 2. ‘A ia ko hano fakalele 'e he Pule'anga’ ‘a e Kautaha Vakapuna’, pe ko ene hoa ngāue mo e Real Tonga, pe ha taha kehe ( ka na'e ikai fu'u poupou’i kakato 'e he lipooti a e fokotu’u hono ua’ ‘i ha ngaahi ‘uhinga kehekehe pe). Ka ko e ongo fokotu’u fakakaukau’ ni oku i ai pe hono ongo pole kehekehe. Na’a ne toe pehē: “Koeuhi ko e tō a e Koviti-19 pea loka a e fonua, na'e toe to lalo aupito a e pa'anga humai a e Real Tonga, pea pau ai ke fakanofo a e kau ngaue ma'olunga kau ai 'a e kau pailate mā’olunga’, pea toe fokotu’utu’u a e vahe o holoki 'aki a e peseti 'ova ia he 30, aia oku ikai ha me'a fo'ou ia he fa'ahinga tu'utu'uni pehe he taimi oku hoko ai ha holo a e ma'u’anga pa'anga ha kautaha pisinisi. Ka ko e me'a ia na'e fai 'e he Real Tonga. Koe ngaahi fehu'i ke tali pea ‘oku sio ki ai ‘a e pule’anga’: 1) Mole si'isi'i ange hono fakalele 'e he pule'anga pe ko hono fakalele 'e he Real Tonga pe koha taha kehe 2) 'E tupu kapau 'e omai kihe pule'anga? 3) Kapau 'e tuku pe he Real Tonga, te nau lava 'o lele ta'e kole mai ke tokoni'i fakapa'anga e he pule'anga? 4) 'Oku i ai ha taha 'e toe pole mai, pea oku falala'anga nai a e pole koia, pe 'e hange pe ko e MA 60? 'Oku fai foki mo e fanga ki'i sio fakaikiiki hifo pe 'e lava 'o fua a e fakamole mei he kau pasese fakalotofonua, a e fakamole ki he puna ki Eua, Ha'apai, Vav a'u, pea mo Niua. Ko e ha a e vakapuna totonu ke ngaue'aki, ko e ha a e fakamole ki he puna a e vakapuna e taha ki Ha'apai, puna ki Eua, puna ki Vava'u, mo Niua? Oku lava 'e he fea 'a Niua he taimi ni 'o fua a e puna ki ai? Kapau oku 'ikai, oku lava fua mei he ngaahi halanga vaka kehe? Kapau oku ikai, ta ko e toe 'omi pe ki he Pule'anga/ Fēfē a e puna ki Ha'apai?, Vava'u? Eua?. Oku lahi a e ngaahi fehu'i ia ke tali, pea oku totonu ke 'ilo a e anga ia a e puna a e ki'i vaka, ki he'ene fakamole j he fo'i puna e taha, mo e pa'anga hū mai.

[maxbutton id=”2″ ] Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa has denied rumours the government has passed a resolution to set up its own airline. But Hon. Tu’i’onetoa confirmed he had been in personal talks with Real Tonga’s owner about the airline’s future. He said pilots from Real Tonga who had been laid off following a dramatic drop…


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