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Domestic Airtravel Samoa - Any Change In Sight?  
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4991 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

From what I have heard, the domestic route between the 2 main islands in Western Samoa; from Upolu island to Savaii island is grounded indefinetly.

Why is this ?

What are the chances it will start again ?

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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3889 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

I think you're right, just checked out Polynesian's website and there are now only flights to Pago Pago in American Samoa, an international flight, APW-PPG.


There used to be flights, until recently, to Maota on the big island of Savai'i from the Apia city airport at Fagali'i. Since the Govt. closed this airport, I guess the short hop from APW or Faleolo to MXS or Maota just isn't worth it (30kms), the car ferry is very regular and travels virtually the same route.

The city airport at Fagali'i is still there. from what I understand, the villagers that own it have been at loggerheads with the Govt. for unilaterally closing it down. It was the preferred airport for travelers to American Samoa and made flights to MXS viable.

Watch this space. Polynesian Airlines is Govt. owned so won't have an opinion on it, but it would be to their advantage to have it open again as their DHT's can land at Fagali'i but the competition's Shorts SH6's (Air Samoa) and Dornier D.28's (Inter-Island Air) can't. And consumers want it open.


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