Qantas adds Tonga as a new holiday destination to its Pacific islands network
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — Qantas is expanding its South Pacific presence with the addition of Tonga to its network, offering a new tropical destination for Australian travellers to explore.
Following the recent reopening of Tonga’s borders, Qantas will fly weekly between Sydney and Nuku’alofa’s Fua’amotu Airport. The four and a half hour flights will be the only direct services between Australia and Tonga.
Qantas has been operating services since December 2020, supported by the Australian Government’s Pacific Flights Program. These flights have maintained critical passenger and freight links while international borders were closed. From today, passengers can book a flight directly on qantas.com with services operating every Thursday to Tonga.
The inclusion of Tonga to the international network follows the recent commitment of weekly services to Samoa as Qantas grows its presence in the South Pacific Islands off the back of strong holiday travel demand.
Qantas will initially operate one flight a week with an A330 aircraft between Tonga and Sydney alongside the Samoa service.
Flights to Tonga are on sale at Qantas.com starting from $866 return. Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and redeem Qantas Points on Tonga flights as well as earn status credits.