29 Dec 2010

Bigger, faster planes flying between American Samoa and Samoa competition for other airlines

6:52 am on 29 December 2010

The Chief Executive Officer of Samoa's Polynesian Airlines, Taua Fatu Tielu, says the bigger and faster aircraft introduced by Inter Island will cost his airline customers.

American Samoa's Inter Island's new Dornier 328, which is a 30-seater, will complement its Dornier 288 in flights between Samoa and Pago Pago.

Taua said Polynesian will have to improve its services in response.

But he says it is still the only airline landing at Fagali'i Airport, which is closer to Apia, making it more convenient for passengers.