18 Dec 2012

US company lauches air marketing survey in American Samoa

11:37 am on 18 December 2012

In American Samoa, a United States based company has launched an air marketing survey to assess the needs and market for expanded air cargo and passenger transport services at Pago Pago International Airport.

The American Samoa government has awarded UBM Aviation with a contract of close to 600,000 US dollars.

The territory's Chamber of Commerce chairperson David Robinson says UBM's work is expected to be completed within 12 months and a report will then be presented to both local and federal officials.

He says the main points of the discussion surrounded the current high cost of airfare on the Pago Pago-Honolulu route, a limited air cargo service, some form of cabotage relief, code sharing and how it can be demonstrated to airlines that tourism infrastructure growth is coming.