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Cheap flights to Tuvalu

Located halfway between Hawaii and Australia and comprised of a population of just 10,000 people, Tuvalu is both one of the smallest and most isolated nations on the planet. But it's precisely that remoteness that gives Tuvalu its charm. The reefs and atolls that make up this Pacific Island nation are surrounded by turquoise sea and beautiful lagoons. For adventurous travellers, Tuvalu offers a chance to truly escape. It is where the lifestyle is laid back and traditional ways of life still persist. If you're looking for the cheapest time of the year to fly to Tuvalu, try Skyscanner's monthly search feature.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Tuvalu

Tuvalu has two seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season runs from November to April, during which heavy rains are the norm. The weather tends to be much more pleasant during the rest of the year. As a tropical country, the temperature is always hot, usually in the high 20s or low 30s. Drought and cyclones are rare, but they do occur.

Airlines that Fly to Tuvalu

Tuvalu only has one international airport, the Funafuti International Airport, and that is served by just one airline, Fiji Airways.  Fiji Airways operates service to Suva in Fiji just three times a week, although service is notoriously unreliable and your flight may end up getting delayed by up to a week.

What to Expect at the Airport

Funafuti International Airport may be the only international airport where local children regularly hold football games on the runway. That's because space is so limited in Tuvalu and because flights to the airport are so infrequent, that the runway has become a gathering place for locals. On it you will see children playing games, motorcyclists testing out their bikes, and, during hot nights, families laying out blankets to enjoy the cool breezes. When a plane is arriving a siren warns residents to vacate the runway. That should give you an idea of just how small Funafuti International Airport really is. Don't expect much in the way of amenities here, although there is a traditional handicrafts centre where you can buy a souvenir. If you need to get somewhere in Funafuti itself from the airport, you can hitch a ride with a local driver, rent a motorcycle, or arrange for pickup from your hotel. Alternatively, there's a good chance that your destination will be within walking distance of the airport.

What to See and Do in Tuvalu

Tuvalu is tiny, but it is also a fascinating country. The people here are extremely friendly and they have managed to mostly preserve their traditional culture. For nature lovers, the Funafuti Conservation Area is a favourite attraction. Located on the western side of Funafuti, this is a great spot to enjoy the atoll's reefs and lagoon and it has excellent snorkelling. Tuvalu was also an important U.S. military site during the Second World War and there are a number of plane wrecks dotting the country that history buffs would find interesting. Accommodation in Tuvalu is limited, but Skyscanner's hotel search can help you find a great room for your stay.

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