27 Oct 2014

Samoa's PM issues challenge for more Savai'i flights

8:21 pm on 27 October 2014

Samoa's Prime Minister has asked Polynesian Airlines to remember residents of Savai'i in its air services, as the company's third aircraft enters service.

The refitted second-hand plane from Canada has been given the name 'Savai'i'.

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, says it is a shame the plane is named Savai'i and yet there are no domestic flights between Savai'i and Upolu.

Tuilaepa says he has challenged the company to set up flights between the two islands.

The Prime Minister also revealed the government still intends to increase the Polynesian Airlines fleet by bringing in two bigger planes from China.