Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways sign MoU

    Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways signed (24-Jul-2017) a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly pursue a range of commercial opportunities and partnerships. Under the proposed partnership, Fiji Airways will provide initial support to Samoa Airways to help launch international services on the Apia-Auckland and Apia-Sydney routes through the use of its established infrastructure in sales, commercial, operations and maintenance. Fiji Airways MD and CEO Andre Viljoen stated: “The proposed commercial partnership between Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways is another extension of the already close relationship Fiji Airways continues to enjoy with the Government of Samoa in terms of promoting improved air access into Samoa from other markets outside of New Zealand and Australia“. Polynesian Airlines board chairman Feesago Siaosi Fepuleai confirmed that with the signing of the MoU, separate commercial and operations agreements are now being negotiated between the two airlines which will form part of the overall Pacific Partnership Alliance Agreement between Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways. [more – original PR]