Samoa Air (1987â€“2003)
Samoa Air is and was a small airline in American Samoa, based in Pago Pago.
Samoa Air took to flight operations on 18 January 1987, and flew targets within the island. Further objectives were served in Samoa and Tonga. In order to offer flights to Honolulu (Hawaii), a Boeing 707 was leased. However, the line was quickly abandoned and delivered the aircraft again. Since then, only regional flights with aircraft of the type de Havilland Canada DHC -6 and Beechcraft King Air were offered. Due to financial problems, the operations in September 2003 had to be adjusted. Initial plans in 2004 to fly again, were abandoned.
Chris Langton founded in 2012 a new Air Samoa, which in mid-2012 with two Britten- Norman Islander and a Cessna 172 went into operation. In April 2013, it announced a new pricing system in which the fare from the weight of the passenger and his baggage is calculated.
In addition to several destinations within American Samoa as Ofu, Olasinga and Ta'u there were also regular services to Western Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga ( Vava'u ). There was also an route to Niue on the program.
The new Samoa Air offers up to the receipt of new aircraft to no international flights.