Samoa Airways prepare for take off
Samoa Airways, Samoa’s new international airline, has outlined its Northern Winter Schedule as it prepares to launch jet services on 14 November from its hub at Faleolo International Airport.
The schedule consists of six flights between Apia and Auckland, and two services between Apia and Sydney, per week, and will be valid up to 24 March 2018.
Samoa Airways will fly from Auckland to Apia on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- and fly from Apia to Auckland on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Friday and Sunday.
It will also include two routes between Sydney and Apia which will fly on Thursday and Saturday.
Convenience, which is an important factor for the airline and its offering, is a key feature of the schedule.
Guests travelling via Auckland, to and from other parts of New Zealand, will have the benefit of same-day connections (to and from Apia), while passengers travelling from around Australia via Sydney can connect right-through to Apia on the same day.
The airline recognises the significance of both New Zealand and Australia to Samoa’s tourism industry, and the strong family, community, cultural and business links which Samoa has with both countries. The airline is confident that its flights, which are mostly daytime operations, will support the ongoing development of the leisure and business segments and provide consumers across the board a competitive choice.
All flights will be operated using a 170-seat 2-class Boeing 737-800 with eight seats in Business Class and 162 seats in the Economy cabin.
Flights are now open for bookings and passengers can choose from various fares, ranging from FIAFIA SAVER (early bookings) to FIAFIA PREMIUM (business class).