31 Oct 2003

Aloha Airlines expands to American Samoa

3:45 pm on 31 October 2003

Aloha Airlines is looking for an area manager to head its new American Samoa operations.

The airline will begin running two weekly flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago on December 16th, to meet increased demand.

John Albrecht, who is in charge of Aloha stations in North American and the Pacific, says there is much enthusiasm about the new service.

"Obviously we have taken a look at the traffic numbers and we do think that there is enough traffic and this will be a nice augmentation to the service that exist presently. This is about the eighth or ninth location that Aloha has opened up in the last three years and the response here has been enthusiastic, really second to none in enthusiasm over our new service."

The Hawaii-based airline announced the new service after negotiations between the carrier and the territorial administration led by governor Togiola Tulafono.

The Pago Pago stop is part of the Aloha flight between Honolulu and the Cook Islands, using a long-range Boeing 737-700.