Samoa Airways to extend lease on Malindo Air Boeing 737-800

    Samoa‘s Minister of Commerce Industry and Labour Lautafi Joseph Purcell said Samoa Airways plans to extend the lease on a Malindo Air Boeing 737-800 for an additional six months (Newsline Samoa, 23-Aug-2019). Mr Purcell said the carrier is “still going to use this [Malindo] plane for now” until a decision is made regarding the global Boeing 737 MAX grounding and then the airline can “decide on what our next step is going to be”. Mr Purcell additionally noted “the reaction of our people has been very positive with this Malindo airline. Our people love our newest airplane”.