20 Feb 2014

Air service for American Samoa's Ofu faces another delay

11:47 am on 20 February 2014

The commercial air service for Ofu in American Samoa is not set to start for another month at the earliest.

Manu'a Air, which is to provide flights using the government aircraft Segaula must first get the aircraft certified for commercial service.

Barney Sene, the vice President of Inter Island Airways which will operate the new airline says a team from the US Federal Aviation Administration team is to inspect the aircraft in the first week of March.

He says its been difficult trying to schedule the FAA inspection team to come to the territory.

Initially, the airline was to inaugurate service in December and the airline later announced that the start up date would be February lst, 20l4.

The airline is planned to provide daily flights between Tutuila and Ofu and Ofu and Ta'u.