19 Dec 2014

Polynesian resumes Savaii flights

9:37 am on 19 December 2014

Polynesian Airlines plans to resume flights to Samoa's bigger island Savai'i in the new year.

Polynesian's Chief executive Office, Seiuli Alvin Tuala, told Talamua online the first flight from Fagali'i to Maota Airport in Savai'i is scheduled for the 2nd of February 2015.

Polynesian discontinued flights to Savai'i several years ago because it was not economical.

The Savai'i service will start with three flights a week.

Samoa, Savaii

Samoa, Savaii Photo: AFP

Seiuli also confirmed that Polynesian will be flying between Faleolo lnternational Airport and American Samoa starts from Sunday, 01 February 2015.

This service will cater mainly for transit passengers travelling to and from American Samoa that connect out of the Faleolo international airport from New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Hawaii.

It will also cater to travelers residing on the Western side of Upolu who travel back and forth between the two Samoas.

At present Polynesian only has flights from Fagalii Airport to Pago Pago.

American Samoa is Samoa's third largest market in terms of tourist arrivals.