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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Due to the lack of a US carrier to provide American Samoa’s domestic flights, the Samoa government owned Polynesian Limited, dba, Samoa Airways is seeking another exception to operate Manu’a flights. Samoa Airways earlier this year was granted an exemption by the US...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways says its newly leased plane is now in Apia and will begin flying on Saturday 6 April. The airline said the Boeing 737-800NG aircraft has been leased from Malindo Air which is owned by the Indonesian Lion Air Group and based in Malaysia. It has now gained regulatory...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways is cancelling some flights to Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney in the wake of the global 737 Max grounding. The airline had been leasing an older generation 737 from Europe to perform its flights - but the lease has expired. Samoa Airways was due to lease a new 737 Max 9 in...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's national carrier will not go ahead with the lease of a new Boeing 737 max 9 aircraft according to the prime minister. The Cabinet has decided to look for another Boeing 737-800 to continue its service once the lease of the current 737-800 aircraft from an Italian company...
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A young boy has died on board a flight from Auckland to Samoa, despite attempts by cabin crew to save him. The passenger, who had a pre-existing medical condition, died on Boxing Day on a Samoa Airways flight, the Samoa Observer reported. The airline confirmed the details to...
Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi boards Samoa Airway's inaugural flight to Brisbane
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says reporters “don’t understand” financial records and therefore there is no need for Samoa Airways to reveal the state of its financial performance a year after it was launched. This is what Tuilaepa told the Samoa Observer at the...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways has confirmed that it's only aircraft was damaged when the catering truck smashed into the rear service door last Friday. It delayed the flight to Auckland by nearly a day while repairs were undertaken. The delay forced Samoa Airways to charter a Qantas 737 for its...
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  Federal legislation signed into law recently by US President Donald J. Trump paves the way for Samoa Airways to apply for cabotage waiver for a longer period of time to operate American Samoa’s domestic flights instead of only a 30-day waiver. An amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration...
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Apia, SAMOA — The national airline Samoa Airways has announced that it is offering travelers cheap travel packages to mark its one-year anniversary milestone.  To celebrate its first birthday in November, it will launch its Brisbane flights with special fares ranging from as low as $641 Tala for a...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways looks likely to have a second plane in operation by the end of the year. The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says the airline can't continue to operate with just one plane. Tuilaepa says the airline needs to look at the larger scale of economy to survive. He...

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