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Nauru President Kun commends national airline’s achievement

Nauru Airlines has unveiled its second 800 series freighter plane VH-8TG, 5 August in Brisbane, further modernising Nauru’s aircraft fleet and making Australian aviation history as the first Boeing 737-800 freighter on the Australian register.

A statement confirmed that the new fleet can transport a useable payload of 22 tonnes of cargo for approximately 2,000 nautical miles.

Airline Chairman Dr Kieren Keke said the fleet is now bigger than ever, with six aircraft and a growing fleet focusing on “core, essential services that ensure Nauru is connected to key hubs.”

Nauru President Kun meets Australia PM Albanese in first bilateral meeting

“I am pleased to meet with Prime Minister Albanese to discuss matters of importance, cooperation and priority for our countries,” President Kun said in a statement.

“Our two countries have had a close relationship and longstanding partnership that will continue for the advancement of our countries, people and the region.”

President Kun and Prime Minister Albanese discussed Nauru and Australia’s shared priorities for regional security, climate resilience and regional connectivity.