Samoa Airways inaugural flight is taking off this morning.
In doing so, the government’s vision of bringing back its own airline through the re-establishment of Polynesian Airlines’ jet services is coming to fruition.
Samoa Airways, now as the country’s Flag carrier, is finally joining the international arena of airways in this modern era of technology both globally and within the Pacific Region, initially with flights between Samoa, NZ and Australia.
The 737-800 aircraft departed Europe and landed at Faleolo on Saturday.
The ferry flight route was from Milan/Muscat (Oman)/Singapore/Cairns/Apia.
An official launch ceremony was held at the Faleolo International Airport yesterday evening with the keynote address delivered by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.