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Domestic flights to ‘Eua have been suspended temporarily

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 2/05/2018

The Government Representative of ‘Eua is yet to identify the exact location of the trees that have caused disruptions to the domestic flights to the island.

Sunia Havea says, he has to verify if the trees are inside the airport premise or at the tax allotment, around the Kaufana airport.

He adds the possible solution is to cut down the trees inside the airport premise but if the trees are outside then they should pay compensation to those who own those tax allotments to be able to do this work.

CEO of Real Tonga – Tevita Palu says, all the domestic flights to the island of ‘Eua have been put on hold temporarily since Monday.

He adds, the trees are too dangerous for their flights risking the safety of the passengers and crew on board.

Palu also says, he has made requests several times to the officials to cut down these trees but nothing has been done.

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