2 Jul 2018

PM backs Chinese planes for Samoa Airways

6:27 pm on 2 July 2018

Samoa Airways may soon be flying a Chinese built plane between the two Samoas and around the Pacific region.

Launch of Samoa Airways

Launch of Samoa Airways Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told his radio audience that was what he would like to see.

He was answering questions about his flight on a Samoa Airways Twin Otter plane to Tuvalu for the Polynesian Leaders Group meeting.

The flight had to take on fuel at Wallis and Futuna during a two hour stop over.

Tuilaepa said he would like a bigger plane that might be able to seat up to 70 passengers, possibly a Chinese plane.