Air Tungaru

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Air Tungaru
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1977
Ceased operations 1994
Hubs Bonriki International Airport
Destinations 20
Headquarters South Tarawa, Kiribati

Air Tungaru was the first airline of Kiribati. As the predecessor of current Air Kiribati, it was Kiribati's national flag carrier. Air Tungaru's main base was the international airport at Kiribati's capital, South Tarawa. From there, regular service was provided to all 16 domestic airports in the Gilbert Islands.

Using a Boeing 727 airplane, the airline operated also an international service between Tarawa and Honolulu, United States via Kanton Island or Kiritimati and between Tarawa and the Tuvalu an capital Funafuti, the latter being operated using a de Havilland Heron aircraft.


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