4 Nov 2009

American Samoa's Inter Island Airways could be flying to Tonga

12:17 pm on 4 November 2009

American Samoa's Inter Island Airways could be flying to Tonga within three months.

The airline welcomed its new 30 seater 328 Dornier aircraft yesterday.

The Executive Vice President Barney Sene, says the plane will hopefully fly to Tonga, Niue and Fiji.

He says the airline will now go through a certification process with the Federal Aviation Authority, before approaching those countries.

"We are looking at over the next three months targetting for because we have to train the crews, we have to train the people. We have to do a proofing runs around the different sites to make sure the crews are familiar with the airports and then we have to train everybody on how to support the aircraft."

Executive Vice President of Inter Island Airways Barney Sene