Samoa Airways to resume flight services to Maota Airport, Savaii
Samoa Airways is set to open flight services to Maota Airport in a move to develop the tourism market on Savaii with support from Samoa Tourism, Samoa Hotel Association and the Savaii Samoa Tourism Association.
CEO for Samoa Airways, Tupuivao Seiuli AlvinTuala says this is a good time to make new routes and offer more options to their customer base.
“Resuming flight routes into Savaii will be a good travel alternative for locals while also providing the option of a connecting flight service for international visitors who want to experience what the big island has to offer” said Tupuivao.
“Together with our partners, Samoa Tourism, Samoa Hotel Association and the Samoa Savaii Tourism - Samoa Airways is looking forward to supporting tourism and travel to the beautiful island of Savaii.”
President of Samoa Hotel Association and Savaii businessman, Tupai Saleimoa Vaai said this is a huge boost for the big island.
“From the industry side we are ready to come to the table with Samoa Airways and make this work” Tupai said “ We are thankful that the airways to Savaii are open again and our commitment is to utilise this access while ensuring our national carrier is looked after.”
Tupuivao confirms the airline aims to commence flight services by end of March 2020. This will allow time to set up the operations and provide enough lead time into markets to promote and sell the service before its launch.
“Samoa Airways is in the process of taking the steps required in setting up the service to ensure everything runs smoothly and successfully.” He said.