6 Oct 2014

Polynesian Airlines gets extension in A Samoa

2:11 pm on 6 October 2014

Polynesian Airlines is to continue its service to Manu'a for another 30 days after the US Department of Transportation approved the airline's request for an extension to cabotage waiver.

Cabotage is a federal rule preventing foreign carriers from flying between two US destinations.

In its application for an extension, Polynesian said that no US carrier was serving the Pago Pago to Manu'a route.

The department ruled that it was in the public interest, and allowing the Samoa carrier to continue its service to Manu'a until October 30th should prevent unreasonable hardship to residents of American Samoa.

The agency has deferred Polynesian's request to operate through to November 30.