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Feds grant Samoa Airways longer exemption for Manu’a flights

An amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorisation Act of 2018, introduced by Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and signed into law last month by U.S President Donald Trump, promotes improved air service in American Samoa, by allowing foreign carriers to apply to operate domestic flights, as well as seek renewal for a cabotage waiver, for six months instead of the previous 30-days.

With the new law, Samoa Airways late last month sought continued cabotage waivers and this time, from Nov. 9, 2018 through Feb. 11, 2019.