They’ve done the right thing
Re: P.M. stands by decision
Totally agree with the Prime Minister on the subject of direct flights by Virgin from Australia to Samoa.
Travellers from Australia have been unnecessarily inconvenient by Virgin’s flight schedules especially stopover in Auckland and vice versa.
Too time consuming total of ten hours, from Sydney to Samoa, when a direct flight only takes 4.5 hours.
The evening return flight from Samoa is arduous and takes even longer, no choice but to sleep on a bench or couch at Auckland airport lounge, waiting for a connecting flight to Sydney the following morning.
So the Prime Minister is right, Virgin should concentrate on direct flights from Sydney to Samoa only.
We should welcome competition.
The Samoa Government has identified a niche in the Australian travel market, that has long been manipulated by Virgin Australia.