Tonga Fua'amotu International Airport TBU
is the only airport in Tonga served by international air carriers; to get to the outer islands of Tonga, passengers must transfer to a domestic flight via Chathams Pacific, Tonga's domestic airline.
The Airport is located on the main island of Tongatapu (the largest island of the Kingdom of Tonga), and 21 km from Nuku'Alofa, the capital of Tonga, comprising a string of islands in the Pacific.
A number of domestic and international airlines serve Fua'amotu Airport with direct flights to Auckland, Sydney, Los Angeles, Apia, Nadi and Suva with connecting flights to all points of the globe. Direct flights into Fua'amotu Airport are available from Air New Zealand (tel. 23-192), Fiji Airways (tel. 24-021) and Virgin Australia (tel. 24-566/26-033).
Fua-amotu Airport has two separate terminals--the Domestic and the International Terminal,
served by shuttle bus service available at a fee of T$5.
The International Terminal
offers duty-free shops in both Arrivals and Departures; there are also some cafes, a currency exchange booth and gift shops. Its VIP lounge is available for a fee of T$50/pp (pre-booked).
The Domestic Terminal
has only a cafe. Frequent domestic flights are available from 'Real Tonga Airlines (tel. 21-111/ 23777).
Short- and long-term parking is available.