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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.

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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

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

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Air Waves of Vava'u   

Unsure 2004 - 2006*

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^ Airline Code : -- : AWZ

Airlines Tonga   

Inactive 2005 - 2008

^ Comments : Airlines Tonga commenced operations in Dec2005 & ceased on 23Aug2008

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Chathams Pacific  updated

Inactive 2008 - 2013

^ Comments : Chathams Pacific ceased operations on 03Mar2013, to be replaced by Real Tonga Tonga

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Fly Niu Airlines   

Inactive 2004 - 2004

^ 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 Forced to cease on 10Sep2004 after its AOC was revoked because of Tonga's "one airline" policy

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Friendly Island Airways   

Renamed 1986 - 1991

^ Comments : Royal Tongan Airlines was formed as Friendly Island Airways in 1985. Ceased all operations on 18May2004

^ Genealogy : Friendly Island Airways >Royal Tongan Airlines

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International Royal Tonga Airlines   

Inactive 1980 - 1980

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^ Genealogy : Royal Tonga Airlines >International Royal Tonga Airlines

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Peau-Vava'u   

Unsure 2004 - 2009*

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^ Airline Code : 3O : PVU

REALtonga   

Active 2013 - date

^ Comments : REALtonga commenced operations on 04Mar2013, taking over services previously operated by Chathams Pacific

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^ Airline Code : RT : RLT

Reef Air   

Inactive 2005* - 2005*

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Royal Tonga Airlines   

Not started (2015)

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Royal Tonga Airlines   

Renamed 1980 - 1980

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^ Genealogy : Royal Tonga Airlines >International Royal Tonga Airlines

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Royal Tongan Airlines   

Inactive 1991 - 2004

^ Comments : Royal Tongan Airlines was formed as Friendly Island Airways in 1985. Ceased all operations on 18May2004

^ Genealogy : Friendly Island Airways >Royal Tongan Airlines

^ Airline Code : WR : HRH

Tonga Air Service   

Unsure 1978 - 1979*

^ Comments : Tonga Air Service began operations on 22May1978

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Tonga Airways   

Not started (2016)

^ 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

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Tonga Internal Air Service   

Inactive 1972* - 1978*

^ Comments : Tonga Internal Air Service services taken over by Tonga Air Service in 1978

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^ Airline Code : UF : ---

Velengair   

Unsure 1984* - 1984*

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