Tongan PM unhappy with Air NZ demands

Tongan PM unhappy with Air NZ demands

There are 2 comments on the Matangi Tonga story from Nov 26, 2008, titled Tongan PM unhappy with Air NZ demands. In it, Matangi Tonga reports that:

By Pesi Fonua Tonga is "not happy" with Air New Zealand threatening to cut its weekly flight connecting Tonga to the USA next year, if Tonga will not pay millions in subsidies to the international carrier, ...

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Tautahi

Morgan Hill, CA

#1 Nov 27, 2008
Is taht right!

i guess that hardly any ordinary Tongan know about this subsidy even the prime minister, was it existed in years b4? or a new scheme by air nz as they have a monopoly power in the air travel over these power island nations.
Eh, i guess they learn things from American system of free market economy! The poor portion of the population is sacrificed for the benefit of the powerful and rich portion! rip it off til it's stand naked!
they can't use the fuel cost arqument because fuel is at the lowest level for many years. So how come!
gia

Honolulu, HI

#2 Nov 30, 2008
Tautahi wrote:
Is taht right!
i guess that hardly any ordinary Tongan know about this subsidy even the prime minister, was it existed in years b4? or a new scheme by air nz as they have a monopoly power in the air travel over these power island nations.
Eh, i guess they learn things from American system of free market economy! The poor portion of the population is sacrificed for the benefit of the powerful and rich portion! rip it off til it's stand naked!
they can't use the fuel cost arqument because fuel is at the lowest level for many years. So how come!
tonga should pay for it. this is a good investment for tonga.

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