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Chathams Pacific Convair 580 50 Seat Aircraft

Chathams Pacific Team

Experienced, Passionate 

It takes a great team to run Chathams Pacific Airline and to achieve that Chathams have staff both in the Kingdom Of Tonga as well as in New Zealand.  

  • Chathams Pacific have more than 25 years experience flying Australasia and the Pacific and all staff in key management roles have decades of experience in their field
  • Since inception Chathams have steadily increased the number of locally based staff along with implementing training programs and cadetships 
  • A significant number of staff are internationally trained and experienced.

We have several Tongan bases with full time staff:

  • Nuku'alofa Head Office
  • Tongatapu's Fua'amotu Domestic Airport
  • Fua'amotu Engineering
  • Nieafu, Vavau Reservation team who also handle the check in at Lupepauʻu Airport, local freight and scenic flights 

You may also be interested in some of our Staff Photos

TBU based Umu & Tenaki DC3 test flight

Noel Gillespie (GM) 2009 Fun Run

History In The Making - DC3 Test Flight

Captain Duane Emeny enjoying Ha'apai

Some Tongatapu team enjoying social time

Quick Video of Chathams Staff, Convair 580, Vavau & Tongatapu



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