Samoa tourism chief calls on government to get airline going

The Samoa Tourism Authority is pushing its government to resurrect the former international flight schedule of its national carrier, Polynesian Airlines.

RNZI reports the CEO was speaking at a World Bank event in Sydney and said access had been the biggest issue for Samoa since Polynesian Airlines stopped flying to New Zealand, Australia and other Pacific locations.

Since 2011 Samoa had operated flights with Polynesian Blue, a joint-venture between Virgin Airlines and the Samoan government.