According to the report by the Samoa Bureau of Statistics on International Arrival Statistics, a total of 60,985 arrivals were recorded in this second quarter and most of them were visitors ( 44,170).
Most of the people 23,063 who came to Samoa chose to travel on Samoa Airways while 19,774 flew into the country via Air New Zealand.
Others flew by Fiji Airways (6960), Virgin Australia ( 5671) and 2537 for Talofa Airways.
The achievement reflects the commitment by the national flag carrier to Samoa and a bonus as a lead up to celebrating her second year anniversary in the coming days since she made her return to international services.
Samoa Airways Minister Lautafi Selafi Purcell says the report is a huge encouragement despite the turbulences experienced by the National Carrier in recent times.
Lautafi has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to continue to provide affordable airfares for the traveling public in particular patriotic Samoans who continue to support the national carrier.
Photo Samoa Airways