Air Services With Tonga Liberalised
"More flights between New Zealand and Tonga are in prospect
following recent air services negotiations between officials
of the two Governments", Transport Minister Maurice
Williamson announced today.
"Airlines of New Zealand and
Tonga may operate up to two additional B737 services per
week to the benefit of travellers and traders.
arrangements permit three B737 services per week by the
airlines of each side," Mr Williamson said.
was the provision for new entrant airlines, as previously
only one airline from New Zealand and one from Tonga were
permitted to fly the route."
Tonga joins a growing list of
countries with which New Zealand has negotiated new or
enhanced air services arrangements in recent times.
new arrangements reflect the Government's policy of creating
maximum opportunities for competitive air services with a
wide range of countries", Mr Williamson said.
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