13 Dec 2012

Samoa airline seeks US approval to operate flights in American Samoa

4:59 am on 13 December 2012

With no objections raised in American Samoa, a Samoa based airline is asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant it the right to operate domestic flights in the territory.

Samoa Air's application to operate flights between the main island of Tutuila and the Manu'a island group is supported by governor Togiola Tulafono and the chief executive officer of Manu'a Health System, Dr Malouamaua Tuiolosega.

Last week, Pago Pago based Inter Island Airways filed its response saying it does not object to the application for a 30-day period.

Samoa Air has now requested the U.S. government to grant its request as quickly as possible.