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Cheap flights from Tonga

Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago that comprises 177 islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Only 52 islands are inhabited, with most of the population living on the main island of Tongatapu. The archipelago of Tonga is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec to the southwest, and New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the farther west. The country’s capital and largest city is Nuku’alofa on the main island Tongatapu.

Where to go

The centre of government of Tonga and the seat of its monarchy is in the main island, Tongatapu, which is the most populous island in the archipelago. Located in the country’s southern island group, Tongatapu also serves as a commercial and transport centre. Tongatapu is a coral island that is surrounded by reefs, which are great attractions when going snorkelling and scuba diving by the beaches. Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s capital, is situated on the north coast of Tongatapu, which serves as Tonga’s economic hub and is home to markets and a central business district. An important attraction to be visited here is the wooden Royal Palace which was built in 1867 and serves as the official residence of the King. Most of the accommodations can be found within Nuku’alofa, but there are also many interesting places to visit outside of the capital. Mu’a, the second largest town in Tongatapu is home to the ancient burial mounds, as well as the Papae ‘o Tele’a Tombs. The town is located on the eastern edge of the lagoon. Mu’a also serves as the site of the tombs of the Tongan Kings (langi – a big, artificial hill surrounded by slabs of coral rock). In the town of Mau ‘a Vaea on the south-western part of the island are some blowholes in the coral reef. These are best seen during high tide. In the northeast corner of Tongatapu is a trilithon called Ha’amonga ‘a Maui, located near the village of Niutoua. Ha’amonga ‘a Maui is made of coral and limestone rock. To the west of the island you can get a glimpse of the Pacific Flying Foxes in the trees at Kolovai.

From the main international airport of Tonga in Nuku’alofa, travellers can fly to nearby islands and cities such as Auckland, Nadi, Suva, Sydney, and Apia (charter). Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales in Australia is home to the world’s largest natural harbour. Sydney is also known as one of the most multicultural cities in the world, being a major global cultural and economic centre. Aside from the world famous Sydney Harbour, the city also boasts of other internationally known attractions such as the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Unfortunately, Fua’amotu International Airport in Nuku’alofa and the other airports in Tonga do not operate flights to long-haul destinations. Connecting flights may be necessary via Auckland or Sydney to get to other destinations across the globe.

How to get out

The airports in Tonga include ‘Eua Airport, Fua’amotu International Airport, Lifuka Island Airport, Mata’aho Airport, Niuatoputapo Airport, and Vava’u International Airport. The busiest of which is Fua’amotu International Airport, located in Nuku’alofa in Tongatapu. The airport is served by Air New Zealand, Real Tonga, Fiji Airways, Fiji Airways operated by Fiji Link, and Virgin Australia. Charter flights from here are operated by Polynesian Airlines.

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