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Real Tonga’s domestic flights schedule disrupted by technical faults

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 18/12/2019

The CEO of Real Tonga has confirmed that its aircraft Saab-33 had technical faults since the 7th of December causing impacts on domestic flights.

Tevita Palu says due to the technical fault Real Tonga had to cancel its regional flights to Samoa and Fiji and now they have cancelled its flights to the two Niuas.

With only two small aircraft left to cater for the passengers who have paid for the tickets from Ha’apai and Vava’u.

It is expected the technical problem will be fixed next week and the Saab-33 to resume operation next week.

The estimated cost of the maintenance work is at TOP$3.2 million.

 

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