Well, I'm sure you've heard by now. Just positive it was splashing all over your nightly news stations.
But, in case you didn't, I'll fill you in.
Chathams Pacific, the only airline that flys from Tongatapu to Vava'u, has decided to pull out of Tonga. What that means for us, is ...really hard to say.
Chathams has announced their last flight to be beginning of March. Supposedly, part of the reason they are pulling out is because the Tongan government is allowing the Chinese to operate an airline here sometime in the future. So, hopefully the Chinese will come with an airline. Though, if they do, Peace Corps Safety and Security will have to deem it safe to travel on. In the meantime, Vanuatu will be sending some planes over. These too, I'm sure, will have to pass safety and security tests.
So, currently, after March, we don't know what traveling will look like.
Crazy, huh? For one man to make a decision that can impact so many people.