25 Jun 2014

American Samoa's Lolo meets Hawaiian Air officials

11:42 am on 25 June 2014

American Samoa's Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has met with Hawaiian Air officials in Honolulu to discuss the airline's service to American Samoa.

Prior to the Friday meeting, the governor was reported as being concerned over reports that Hawaiian Air flights are fully booked for the entire month of June and the airline's special summer flights didn't start until June 18.

Hawaiian Air flies twice a week from Honolulu to Pago Pago but adds a third weekly flight during the summer and Christmas and New Year season.

The governor's executive assistant, Iulogologo Joseph Pereria, says Lolo was writing to Hawaiian Air CEO Mark Dunkerley documenting issues that were discussed at the meeting.

Iulogologo says more seats to American Samoa were certain to be one of the issues raised in the meeting with Hawaiian Air.

He did not want to comment on the outcome of the meeting until the letter is sent and a response received from Mr Dunkerley.