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  • Tonga

The International Air Services Commission (the Commission) has received an application

from Qantas requesting an additional allocation of 174 seats of passenger capacity per week on the Tonga route.  Qantas plans to operate an additional weekly passenger service between Sydney and Nuku'alofa, using a Boeing 737 aircraft configured with 174 seats.

Invitation for other applications

In accordance with Section 12 of the International Air Services Commission Act 1992, the Commission invites other applications for capacity on the route.

The closing date for making an application is 8 February 2024. If you are intending to make an application, please inform the Director of the Commission, by email (at as soon as possible.

Update: 23-February-2024

On 21 February 2024, the Commission issued Determination [2024] IASC 103, allocating to Qantas an additional 174 seats of capacity per week to operate passenger services on the Tonga route. The determination is valid for five years from 21 February 2024.