Samoa’s vision for new airline

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DREAM BECOMES REALITY: Fe’esago George Fepulea’i and C.E.O. Seiuli Alvin Tuala.

DREAM BECOMES REALITY: Fe’esago George Fepulea’i and C.E.O. Seiuli Alvin Tuala.

Samoa Airways inaugural flight is taking off this morning.

In doing so, the government’s vision of bringing back its own airline through the re-establishment of Polynesian Airlines’ jet services is coming to fruition. 

Samoa Airways, now as the country’s Flag carrier, is finally joining the international arena of airways in this modern era of technology both globally and within the Pacific Region, initially with flights between Samoa, NZ and Australia. 

Icelandair’s Vice President Halldor Daddi Halldorsson  (middle) with his team touchdown at Faleolo Airport Saturday.
Icelandair’s Vice President Halldor Daddi Halldorsson (middle) with his team touchdown at Faleolo Airport Saturday.
Captain and crew of the Boeing 737 delivering our national airline on home soil.
Captain and crew of the Boeing 737 delivering our national airline on home soil.
Samoa Airways is a big step forward towards many improvements in Samoa.
Samoa Airways is a big step forward towards many improvements in Samoa.

The 737-800 aircraft departed Europe and landed at Faleolo on Saturday.

The ferry flight route was from Milan/Muscat (Oman)/Singapore/Cairns/Apia. 

An official launch ceremony was held at the Faleolo International Airport yesterday evening with the keynote address delivered by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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