Samoa Airways secures aircraft for international routes

Samoa’s new international airline, Samoa Airways has reached an agreement with Icelandair to lease a 737 aircraft for its international flights in November.

According to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, the plan is for the airline to concentrate on the Apia Auckland, Apia-Sydney and Apia Brisbane routes.

“Research confirmed that the three routes have huge revenue potentials and it fits perfectly with our partnership with Fiji Airways. That partnership is designed for both airlines to share the revenues in terms of tickets sold,” Tuilaepa said according to a release from the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

“The primary target is for our national carrier to be resurrected properly not only as a profit making entity but most importantly to provide affordable airfares for our people and our tourists,” added the Prime Minister.

“I am mindful of the challenges and obstacles and government is looking at all options to realize its targeted mission. A reliable, consistent, affordable air fares and cost effective air services whilst exceeding our stakeholders’ expectation is paramount to government.”


Photo supplied. Caption: Icelandair’s Vice President Halldor Daddi Halldorsson with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi last year.