Throwback Thursday
An Air Tungaru 737 (Photo: Clint Groves [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Air Tungaru

Launched in 1977, Air Tungaru was the first airline of Kiribati, and also the nation’s flag carrier. Over the course of their history, the carrier served approximately 20 destinations, including all 16 domestic airports in the Gilbert Islands, such as Aranuka, Kiritimati, Beru, Marakai, Onotoa, and Tamana, among others. Their hub was located at Bonriki International Airport in South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati. Outside of their domestic route network, Air Tungaru also operated flights to Honolulu and Funafuti International…