Samoa govt re-assures about plane availability

Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell told the Samoa Observer paper that they have reached an agreement with Qantas to handle all flights to and from Sydney and Brisbane.

He did not say what arrangements had been made for the airline's daily New Zealand flights.

Lautafi told the paper there is there is no cause for worry, because there are other aircrafts available to accommodate flights for the short term, while the company works on its long term plans.

Samoa Airways leases 737-800NG, awaits regulatory approval to operate

‘The 737-800NG is the same aircraft type that our Italian operator, NEOS used for Samoa Airways flights from November 2017. It is has a proven record and is operated by many airlines around the world’, stated Samoa Airways’ CEO Tupuivao Seiuli Alvin Tuala.

The Malindo Air 737-800NG aircraft is 3 years old and features 150 Economy Class seats with personal TVs, and 12 seats in Business Class with a generous 45-inch pitch, leg-rest and adjustable footrest, an 11.1-inch touchscreen inflight entertainment monitor, as well as AC and dual USB ports.