About us

 

 

 

Welcome to Tonga Airports. On this web site you will find current flight schedules and important information, travellers pack and travellers guide to visiting Tonga.

We are the sole airport operator and air navigation services operator in the Kingdom of Tonga. Our business encompasses six airports which account for some 250,000 passenger movements annually and an airspace with an area of 892,921 sq km extending from sea level to 24,500 feet above mean sea level. Safety is an on-going priority for TAL and remains the utmost concern for all TAL operations.

We are continually upgrading our airports to offer improved customers facilities while ensuring they remain fully compliant with all international regulations. By doing so we aim to encourage increased passenger traffic and aircraft movements and thereby contribute to the growth and development of the nation.

 

Tonga Airports Limited is a team of over 178 dedicated & skilled people, spread over six islands, committed to the safety and enjoyment of the traveling public. We look forward to providing all travellers with services of an international standard, and greeting them in true Tongan style.


Tonga Airports Limited was established on July 2nd 2007, under the governing legislation of the Public Enterprises Act 2002, and the authority granted by the Instrument of Delegation under section 5 of the Civil Aviation Act 1990.

TAL operates the 6 airports of Tonga, and is held accountable to the standards and regulations of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, to New Zealand Civil Aviation laws and the International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines. It is a member of the Airports Council International.


Our commitment
Our Commitment


  • To provide a safe, secure & competitive civil aviation environment that encourages airlines to service Tonga in increasing numbers
  • To provide  pleasant, efficient ,safe and friendly customer experience that is identifiably Tongan and that encourages growth in passenger numbers
  • To build our commercial business that meets the needs of our customers and builds sustainable revenues
  • To operate profitably; in a manner that enables the constant reinvestment in infrastructure while returning an acceptable dividend to shareholders

Our Mission
Our Mission


TAL is an invaluable asset to the Kingdom of Tonga. We are Tonga’s “gateway to the world”.

All persons visiting and using the airports are our Customers.
We will provide quality services that are welcoming, and that enhance the convenience and enjoyment of travelers and those greeting them or bidding them farewell.

Businesses serving the airports are our Partners.
We will provide an efficient, commercial environment and work in close cooperation with our partners to ensure our mutual success.

The safety of our Customers and Partners is our critical concern.
We will meet and exceed all standards and regulations relating to airport operations.

Our Staff are the key to our success.
We will meet our goals through the skill, commitment, resourcefulness and hard work of everyone at TAL. We will facilitate the development and recognize their achievement.

Profitability is our business objective.
We will operate a successful enterprise that allows us to invest in the future. This benefits all our stakeholders: customers, partners, owners and staff.

TAL operates the 6 airports of Tonga, and is held accountable to the standards and regulations of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, to New Zealand Civil Aviation laws and the International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines. It is a member of the Airports Council International.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Mr Stephen Edwards
       Chairman

 

Dr Sione Tu’itupou Fotu-Director

Mr Tomifa Paea Director

Mrs Helen Toli Director

Mr Viliami Takau Jr Director

Executive Management

Executive Management


Mr Viliami Ma’ake Chief Executive Officer
Mr Kinitoni Mafi Chief Domestic Operations
Mr Tino Fuka Chief Operations Officer
Mr Sione Takapautolo Chief Technical & Support Officer
Mr  Pita Ha’angana Chief Financial Officer
Miss ‘Aisiena Taumoepeau Chief Corporate Officer
Mrs Norma Lavemai Chief Safety & Quality Assurance
Senior Management

Senior Management


Mr Sosefo Ngungutau Manager Aviation Security Services
Mr Sililo ‘Ali Chief Rescue Fire Officer
Mrs Lesieli Lutua Chief Air Traffic Services
Mr Lomani Tongotongo Manager Aeronautical Information Services
Mr Loseli Mausia Accounts Manager
Mr Tevita Kaitu’u Fotu Airport Manager
Mr Tevita Tu’i’onuku’Ilolahia Manager General Maintenance
Mr Steve Silapelu Manager Electrical Maintenance
Mr Palu Talanoalelei Manager Technician Maintenance