TEAL history uncovered in Aitutaki

Arriving at Aitutaki Airport via Air Rarotonga 

A weathered plaque at Aitutaki Airport commemorating T.E.A.L's historic landing site at Akaiami

T.E.A.L's iconic 'Tahitian maiden' advertising posters of the 1950's adorn the check-in area at Aitutaki Airport 

The pristine teal lagoon waters of Aitutaki lagoon

The remnants of the T.E.A.L jetty at Akaiami Island, Aitutaki 

After refuelling, T.E.A.L passengers walk along the jetty at Akaiami to board a launch that would ferry them back to the flying boat. (c.1952)

A private lodge stands in the exact spot where the original T.E.A.L terminal stood at Akaiami Beach 

A plaque on Akaiami Beach commemorating T.E.A.L's historic landing site

T.E.A.L's coral jetty can be clearly seen from the air (A Vaka cruise catamaran is moored alongside)

Admiring the crescent-shaped outline and pristine teal water of Akaiami Island from the air

Akaiami Paradise Lodge has been built in the same design as the original T.E.A.L terminal

While departing Aitutaki the flight path takes you over Akaiami Island where the historic T.E.A.L jetty can just be seen

Drone footage of Akaiami Island

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