Real Tonga Airlines (R4, Tongatapu) has secured the lease of two ex-Air Chathams (3C, Chatham Island) aircraft: a Beechcraft Queen Air (A3-CIA) and an BN-2 (A3-LYP). As a result of the extra equipment, the airline will now expand its network to include flights from Tongatapu to Niuatoputapu to start on April 24, while Niuafo'ou will begin on May 1. The Tongan domestic operator also plans to deploy the Islander on flights to Eua, thereby freeing up its Y12 for operations to Vava'u and Ha'apai.