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Chathams Pacific Convair 580 50 Seat Aircraft

Chathams Pacific Aircraft Fleet

The Chatham's fleet consists of 5 aircraft with a great multi-national support team.

Convair CV580

  • One Convair 580 - 50 seats, fast and pressurised for passenger comfort
  • Services Vava'u and Tongatapu and periodically Ha'apai
  • Great freight & passenger aircraft with ample leg room
  • A classic era aircraft - photos of the Convair here


  • One Metroliner - 18 seats, fast and pressurised
  • Services Tongatapu and Vava'u
  • Very comfortable


  Chathams Pacific Metroliner III

DC3 - Vintage Aircraft Restored

  Chathams Pacific DC3 Restored & In Scheduled Services Sept 2010

Queen Air

  • Two Queen Air’s – 8 seats 
  • Operates on the lower traffic routes (Niuatoptapu and Niuafo'ou)
  Chathams Pacific Queen Air Niuatoputapu Airport


  • One Islander – 8 seats 
  • Operates across to 'Eua (one of the world’s shortest Schedule Services at only 7 or 8 minutes in the air)
  • Also used for scenic flying 
  Chathams Pacific Islander


Watch Chathams Pacific In Action




Kingdom Airpass help you see more of Tonga.  Hibicus are in abundance
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Swim with whales in the Vava'u and Ha'apai Tonga. Image by Darren Rice

Life changing. Tonga is only one of three places in the world where you can swim with whales.  Watch the video and see why you must experience Tonga.


Vanilla that is grown in Vavau and then marketed to the world from New Zealand, a true partnership between the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand!


most exciting discovery of a soft coral reef off Haapai by Darren Rice of Liquid Image Productions & Happy Haapai Divers, Kingdom Of Tonga

Is this the final resting spot of the Port au Prince? Darren Rice & friends of Matafonua Lodge & Dive Centre have discovered a new wreck in Ha'apai. 

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