Samoa Airways launches services to Auckland and Sydney from November
Samoa's new international airline, Samoa Airways, will fly between Auckland and Apia six times per week.
The airline launches its service on November 14 from its hub at Faleolo International Airport.
Samoa Airways will fly from Auckland to Apia on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - and fly from Apia to Auckland on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Friday and Sunday.
It will also include two routes between Sydney and Apia which will fly on Thursday and Saturday.
"[We] recognises the significance of both Kiwis and Aussies to Samoa's tourism industry, and the strong family, community, cultural and business links which Samoa and American Samoa have with New Zealand and Australia," the airline said in a release.