20 Aug 2004

Airports Fiji seeks Tonga takeover

7:09 am on 20 August 2004

Airports Fiji Limited is looking at taking over the operations of Tonga's international airport near the capital Nuku'alofa.

Radio Legend reports that the Tongan government will soon be calling for tenders to privatise the operations of Fuamotu airport.

Airports Fiji Limited's chief executive, Ratu Sakiusa Tuisolia, has confirmed that the company will be putting in a strong bid for the tender.

He says AFL has the expertise to operate international airports outside Fiji and will venture into profitable operations where these are available.