10 Jun 2013

Samoa considers diplomatic office in Hawai'i

1:51 pm on 10 June 2013

Samoa's Prime Minister is in Hawaii this week to discuss the appointment of a Honolulu-based Consul General, and to discuss air service between the islands.

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi arrived yesterday with a two-member delegation and says he will meet the chief executive officer of Hawaiian Air.

About three years ago, Hawai'ian Air was eying direct flights from Honolulu to Samoa, a route the airline once flew with a stopover in Pago Pago, American Samoa.