Air New Zealand boosts Samoa route

    Air New Zealand announced (01-Jun-2017) plans to grow its Samoa operation with a move to twice weekly widebody service year-round, adding an additional 14,500 seats for Auckland-Apia annually. Air New Zealand will utilise a combination of Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft on Thursdays and Saturdays from Sep-2017, increasing to four times weekly widebody service during the peak season. Air New Zealand CRO Cam Wallace stated the move to extra scheduled widebody services will be a significant boost for Samoa’s tourism and export industries.