2 Jun 2008

Samoa government injects more money for airline

3:13 pm on 2 June 2008

Samoa's Polynesian Airlines will get a financial boost of around half a million US dollars from the government in the next financial year.

The finance was revealed in the 2008/2009 budget, which was tabled in parliament over the week-end by the Minister of Finance, Niko Lee Hang.

The Minister says the financial assistance will help pay the company's debt, and the purchase of a new twin otter aircraft.

He did not mention the cost of the plane but a report says it will cost 3.9 million US dollars.

The Finance Minister says the government has also continued payments for the airline's old debt.