Samoa’s domestic air service restart


Samoa’s domestic air services are to be restarted this week. The service, flown by Samoa Air, will also likely fly to neighbouring American Samoa. <!--more-->To begin with, the airline will connect the two main islands of Upolu and Savai’i.

Based at Fagali’i, which is closer to the capital Apia than the Faleolo international airport Samoa Air hopes to add flights from Savai’i to Pago Pago in American Samoa in the next three months or so, according to its owner Chris Langton.

But the operations are likely to be based at Moata on Savai’i long term. The airline will fly daily services from Fagalii to Maota and Asau in Savaii. It is introducing services with a special fare of ST100 one way to Maota and ST190 to Asau.

The recently re-opened domestic airstrips will provide a new travel option for travellers who previously have had to use ferries to most local destinations. The airline will fly a small fleet of BN2A Islanders, known for their short take off and landing features.


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