CEO for MEIDECC, Paula Ma’u said that this will be a direct flight to Tonga with about 300 passengers.
The majority of the passengers are seasonal workers (RSE) from the South Island. Some are Tonga's Olympians and officials and others, he said.
Meanwhile, repatriation flights from Auckland have been deferred until further notice, due to the COVID-19 community transmission in the region.
The last repatriation flight from New Zealand to Tonga was in July
Photo file Caption: Fua'amotu International Airport