Nuku'alofa international airport

Fua'amotu International Airport (TBU) is the Kingdom of Tonga's main airport and international gateway. The airport is located 21km from the capital, Nuku'alofa on the island of Tongatapu.

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Qantas flights QF1-QF399 operate from this airport. 

Qantas international arrivals to domestic connections

Customers with domestic connections should collect their bags and proceed through Immigration. After exiting Immigration, you'll need to take a taxi to the domestic terminal. 

Qantas international arrivals to international connections

On arrival, customers should collect their bags, clear customs and immigration and proceed to the main check-in area for their onward connection. After security checks, customers can proceed to their departure gate for their next flight. 

Domestic and international connections to Qantas international departures

On arrival at the airport, proceed to the Qantas check-in desks. Locations and departure gate information are displayed on screens throughout the terminal.  



There are no ticketing facilities available at the airport.


To find details of the current Qantas check-in location, refer to the information monitors in the terminal building. Check-in opens from 3 hours before departure.

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199) and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online check-in opens 24 hours before your international flight departure and closes 90 minutes before departure.

Flight status

View our flight status page for departure information.



Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall. Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services has a counter located in the baggage collection area.

Flight status

View our flight status page for arrival information.


Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 35 minute drive from the city.
Taxis A taxi rank is located in front of the terminal.
Airport transfers Services operate between the airport and the city, hotels and resorts. These services can be pre-booked, or bookings can be made on arrival.
Lists the transport options for getting to and from the airport.

Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.