Real Tonga has leased a 68-seat ATR 72-600 from Fiji Airways to make up a capacity shortfall following grounding of the airline’s MA60 aircraft last month. The Fiji Airways ATR is being used to operate a series of charter flights launched this week between Tongatapu and Vava’u. The leased MA60 was returned to its Chinese manufacturer, Xi’an Aircraft Industry, in response to pressure from the New Zealand government, which refused to lease aid funding if the MA60 remained ...

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