eta unknown wrote:IMO this will never eventuate. They have cabotage on an internal American Samoa sector, not to LAX and HA would most likely file an objection.
ausfoo wrote:"The carrier plans to operate this route from Pago Pago in American Samoa. However, in order to bypass US cabotage restrictions, the service will operate from Pago Pago back to Apia Faleolo and only then to the US."
UPlog wrote:Lets not forget they (Polynesian) were once awarded cabotage already to serve LAX, and DOT in recent years has awarded cabotage rights multiple times to allow for service from American Samoa.
LAXintl wrote:For those that have CAPA access, it confirms they plan to operate APW-PPG-LAX with support of American Samoan government that will seek cabotage rights similar to what Polynesdian previously held for LAX.
Samoa Government plans Apia-Pago Pago-Apia-Los Angeles route
https://centreforaviation.com/news/samo ... ute-928732
Yes HA serves PPG and likely oppose, but the American Samoa government for years has complained about HA, and what it sees as monopoly pricing and poor service for locals, so they are keen to find alternate options.
Samoa Airways (and Polynesian prior) since 2004 have had cabotage rights from PPG to other American Samoa islands and still provides such links
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