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Where Can You Fly to in Tonga?

Where Can You Fly to in Tonga?

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Flight Destinations in Tonga

Taking slow cargo ships, ferries or sailing isn’t for everyone. Flights are frequently available to Tonga from overseas, as well as between islands. Get out and explore the different island groups of Tonga on the domestic flights available. Or you could start your journey in Tonga on a different island than you realised thanks to the multiple international airports available in Tonga! We give a quick overview of where you can fly to in Tonga in this guide.

For more flight tips, see The Guide to Flying Around Tonga, as well as How Much Does it Cost to Fly in Tonga?

Airports in Tonga

Tonga is home to six airports across the five island groups, including two international airports, two airports with unsealed coral strips, one airport with a grass airstrip and one sealed runway with a main road running through it. Needless to say, Tonga’s airports are full of character.

Airports give a good indication of where you can fly to in Tonga. The airports in Tonga include:

  • Fua’amotu International Airport (Tongatapu)
  • Lupepau’u International Airport (Vava’u)
  • Salote Pilolevu Airport (Lifuka Island, Ha’apai)
  • Kaufana Airport (‘Eua)
  • Mata’aho Airport (Niuatoputapu)
  • Kuini Lavinia Airport (Niuafo’ou)

Learn more about the facilities of each airport, as well as which airlines service them in What Are the Airports in Tonga?

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Domestic Flight Destinations

There is one domestic flight carrier in Tonga, Lulutai Airlines. They operate daily scheduled flights between Tonga’s island groups, except on a Sunday. They fly to all of the airports stated in the above section.

Lulutai Airlines Domestic Destinations

Lulutai Airlines offers inter-island flights between Tongatapu’s Fu’amotu Airport and the following destinations:

  • Vava’u
  • Lifuka Island, Ha’apai
  • ‘Eua

And between Vava’u and the following destinations:

  • Tongatapu
  • Niuatoputapu
  • Niuafo’ou

See our Tonga Destination Guides to learn more about each destination. Plus, find out more about Lulutai Airlines in The Guide to Flights in Tonga.

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Destinations for International Flights

Two of Tonga’s airports are also the destination of several international flights across the South Pacific, including flights from Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Australia and New Zealand. Here are the destinations you can fly to in Tonga from overseas.

Fiji Airways International Arrivals

  • Nadi (Fiji) to Tongatapu
  • Nadi (Fiji) to Vava’u
  • Apia (Samoa) to Vava’u

Talofa Airways International Arrivals

  • Pago Pago (American Samoa) to Tongatapu

Air New Zealand International Arrivals

  • Auckland (New Zealand) to Tongatapu

Virgin Australia International Arrivals

  • Auckland (New Zealand) to Tongatapu
  • Sydney (Australia) to Tongatapu

Learn more about flights to Tonga in Which Airlines Fly Straight to Tonga?

More About Where You Can Fly to Tonga

That’s it for our guide on where you can fly to in Tonga. For itineraries to inspire you on where to visit, take a look at the following compilations: The Best Tonga Itineraries for 2 WeeksThe Best Tonga Itineraries for 1 WeekThe Best Tonga Itineraries for 5 Days and The Best Tonga Itineraries for a Weekend.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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