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ASG plans two Hawaiian Air flights per month through December

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While working out ‘kinks’ in TalofaPass — there are ‘hick-ups’

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is planning two flights each month through December as the territory moves to reopen commercial air service between Honolulu an Pago Pago, with the hope of more flights — all depending on the increase in the local COVID-19 vaccination rate and the rise in cases in the US, attributed to the new delta variant.

Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale revealed the planned Hawaiian Airlines flight dates during a news media question and answer session at his office last week Thursday — three days after the Aug. 30th test flight from Honolulu that tested not only the local preparations but also the new TalofaPass Web-system.

While the test flight was a success, some travelers as well as passengers set for future flights are complaining of facing issues  and problems — “hick-ups” — with TalofaPass system, which screens travelers entering the territory.

Talauega acknowledged issues with the system saying, “Like any new complex piece of software, there’s going to be ‘hick-ups’ along the way. And we’re asking the community to be patient and work with us. Hopefully by October, the whole system will be in place and the ‘kinks’ will be worked out.”

Read details in Tuesday's  issue.