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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a statement yesterday, Samoa Airways announced one scheduled repatriation flight on Mar. 31st from Pago Pago to Apia, Samoa for Samoa nationals in the territory as well as cargo. The flight is scheduled to depart around 2:15p.m out of Pago Pago and Samoa Airways says...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a decision issued Jan. 30th, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted a cabotage waiver requested by the Samoa government owned Polynesian Limited, dba, Samoa Airways to continue operating Manu’a flights for another 180-days — from Feb. 2nd through July 31...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoa government owned Polynesian Limited d/b/a Samoa Airways has applied to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) for renewal of its cabotage exemption to continue providing air service between Tutuila and the Manu’a island group. The current exemption for 180...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways refutes queries on airline’s viability National carrier Samoa Airways has refuted claims about its difficulties in repaying debt obligations, as the airline races to complete lease negotiations on a replacement Boeing 737-800. In its response to The Samoa Observer, the...
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Apia, SAMOA — A former CEO of Samoa Airways Fauo'o Fatu Tielu says the airline is technically bankrupt. Fauo'o, who is running for parliament next year, told the Samoa Observer newspaper that according to the company's annual report 2018-19 it accumulated losses of $US25 million. The report...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The decision by Samoa Airways to increase its fares for Manu’a without any prior announcement disappointed representatives from Manu’a. All three Manu’a faipule spoke about the issue during a House Session this week and demanded a hearing with Port Administration...
Samoa Airways crew temporarily stationed in American Samoa and operating the Manu'a flights.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa Airways has set a schedule this week to resume commercial flights between Tutuila and the Manu’a island group, while the Samoa government owned airline “monitors” passenger demand in order to schedule for future flights Two flights were scheduled for Fitiuta...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the Health Department and others to come up with a set policy to follow for the use of the ASG charter, operated by Samoa Airways, for flights to and from the Manu’a island group. The governor gave the verbal instructions at...
Passengers were "jammed in like sardines"
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — An Auckland woman was "shocked" to find passengers seated closer than two meters together on a recent Air New Zealand flight, describing the lack of adherence to general physical distancing rules as "extraordinary". A spokesperson for Air New Zealand, however, said the...
Captain Christian Tooala, Capt Peni Maiava, and Engineers Lafaele Pati and Fiti Amituanai.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two pilots and two engineers from Apia are currently posted in Pago Pago American Samoa to undertake an important daily air service to the islands of Manu’a during the covid-19 lockdown period. Just before Samoa closed its borders and many rushed to catch the last...

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