Samoa Airways requests 30 day extension to operate cabotage on Pago Pago-Manua Islands route

    Polynesian Limited d/b/a Samoa Airways requested (23-Sep-2017) approval from the US Department of Transportation to extend cabotage operations on Pago Pago-Manua Islands route through 14-Nov-2017, beyond a current deadline of 15-Oct-2017. The carrier pointed out it remains the only carrier able to provide transportation between the two points, preventing severe hardship to American Samoa residents. The Pago Pago-Manua Islands route is still without US carrier service and “there is no indication this will change”. [more – original PR]