18 April 2013

ZK-LYP and A3-CIA staying in Tonga

Real Tonga is pleased to introduce additional capacity to its current operation. With the signing of a new lease agreement, Real Tonga will be providing additional services for the domestic air market effective from 22nd April 2013. Tevita Palu, Real Tonga’s Chief Executive says that he is delighted to have secured the lease of a Queenair &a BN-2 Islander aircraft as it now provides the airline with the opportunity to commence services to the two Niuas. Furthermore, the addition of these two aircraft provide much needed back up and schedule integrity. The additional aircraft also allows Real Tonga to better match capacity to demand on specific routes, so ‘Eua will now be serviced by the Islander, freeing up more capacity on the larger Y12 to focus on services between Tongatapu and Vava’u as well as Ha’apai. Services to the Niua’s begin with a flight from Tongatapu to Niua Toputapu on Wednesday 24th April, with Niuafo’ou to commence a week later on the first of May. Schedule information and tickets are available on line at the Real Tonga website.

Source : Real Tonga Airlines Press Release, April 17th 2013.

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