The airline started operations in December 2005 as a joint venture partnership between Air Fiji (49%) and Tongan travel agency Teta Tours (51%). Airlines Tonga became the second domestic airline of Tonga after Peau Vavaʻu.
On August 23, 2008, Airlines Tonga ceased all activity indefinitely, citing its inability to meet rising fuel costs. It does not intend, however to remain out of business permanently.
Airlines Tonga operated services to the following destinations :
The airline operates the following aircraft:
- Harbin Y-12 Mark II twin engine turboprop aircraft
- Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante twin engine turboprop aircraft
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 70.
- "Tonga Government trying to figure out extent of financial strife at Airlines Tonga", Radio New Zealand International, September 1, 2008
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