The difference between then and now
Re: How fares Samoa Airways one year on
Two big differences between the Polynesian airline days and now is that:
1) Most airfares are paid for over the internet nowadays, which cuts down the opportunities for corruption because it is all done on the computer and not face to face. No pay, no plane.
2) There are tens of thousands of more travellers to Samoa nowadays than in the 1980s and 1990s. That’s because the tourism industry is so much bigger now, with more hotels, motels and beach fale.
However, the past can never be forgotten and I hope it is used by upper management as a guiding star every day they walk into their Samoa Airways offices, to make sure SA is financially on an even keel.