Virgin Australia flights were cancelled from Saturday due to strong winds that affected Samoa from Cyclone Amos.
A statement from Virgin Australia said “Our team of meteorologists and safety experts have been closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Amos and have determined that conditions will soon not be suitable for flying in or out of Apia, Samoa.
“As a result, Virgin Australia services this morning in and out of Apia, Samoa will operate but services this afternoon, on Saturday 23 April, tomorrow, Sunday 24 April and on the morning of Monday 25 April have been cancelled. “Remaining services on Monday 25 April are under review and an update will be provided by Monday morning.”
“Guests whose flights have been cancelled as a result of Tropical Cyclone Amos will be able to change their booking to another date or alternative destination within 14 days without change fees (fare differences may apply),
Tropical Cyclone Amos passed over Samoa at a lower intensity than predicted, however the Category 3 storm caused flooding and infrastructure damage. Amos was forecast to directly hit the country as a powerful Category 4 system, but it weakened overnight as it approached land. Samoa Meteorology said yesterday morning that winds of up to 87 kilometres an hour could continue to affect the country, in particular Upolu.