Samoa’s Faleolo International Airport on the comeback

As of this week, Fiji Airways was granted the go-ahead by Cabinet to commence a weekly service to Honolulu originating from Nadi-Faleolo-Honolulu and on the return leg reports Savali newspaper.

The latest permission complemented Fiji Airways three weekly direct flights between Nadi and Faleolo.

Qantas Airline is also back with a weekly direct flight originating from Sydney while Air New Zealand is flying in and out of Samoa four times a week.

Samoa to open international borders

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said Cabinet considered the plan for reopening of international borders.

“Critical to this decision are the current rates of our vaccination programme, amendments to quarantine conditions and the opening of borders of our neighboring countries, like Australia and Fiji as well as New Zealand in October this year,” Fiame said yesterday.

Cabinet also approved the continuation of Alert level two (orange) for another two weeks with some amendments.

The National University of Samoa will resume classes as planned early this month.