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Airline sales office to stay open

The Samoa Airways sales office will remain open to the public despite criticisms that the national airline was undercutting airfares. Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Selafi Purcell, gave this assurance in response to concerns that the practice did not sit well with private-owned travel agencies. “Closing down the Samoa Airways ticket is not the right ... read more

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Airline asks for $12 million loan

Samoa Airways has asked the Unit Trust of Samoa (U.T.O.S.) for a $12 million loan. The Government has in recent months denied that the national airline has been operating at a loss with the Minister of Public Enterprise, Lautafi Selafi Purcell, again dismissing reports that the loan is a financial assistance package to rescue the ... read more

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Samoa Airways fleet set for expansion

The Government is looking at purchasing a Twin Otter aircraft from China to expand the Samoa Airways fleet. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi travelled on a Samoa Airways-owned Twin Otter to the recent Polynesian Leaders Summit in Tuvalu, but it was a two-hour flight that included a refuel stopover in Wallis and Futuna, which did ... read more

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PM backs Chinese planes for Samoa Airways

Samoa Airways may soon be flying a Chinese built plane between the two Samoas and around the Pacific region. Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told his radio audience that was what he would like to see. He was answering questions about his flight on a Samoa Airways Twin Otter plane to Tuvalu for the ... read more

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