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FLIGHT PATH NO.2

That's the runway?

Tuvalu [TRANSPORT]

Airline: Air Pacific
Route: Nadi to Funafuti
Plane: ATR-42 (40-52 seats)
Frequency: Twice a week

Landing in Tuvalu certainly takes blind faith. The endless South Pacific doesn’t so much recede as take what seems to be a short and arbitrary break. One minute you’re soaring over endless topaz; the next you’re angling to touch down on a spit of land so narrow that it offers little more hope than a spectre.

Tuvalu, a tiny chain of coral atolls about halfway between Australia and Hawaii, is one of the most…

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