HAWAI‘I GETS EXPANDED AIR SERVICE TO SAMOA

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HAWAI‘I GETS EXPANDED AIR SERVICE TO SAMOA

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (August 17, 2001 – Honolulu Star-Bulletin/AP)---Polynesian Airlines is adding a second flight between Samoa and Hawai‘i this fall, the airline said.

The airline plans to launch the weekly flight between Apia and Honolulu at the end of October, after delivery of its second 737-800 aircraft.

The Samoa government-owned airline resumed two weekly Hawai‘i flights in November with a new, long-range 737-800. But the airline reduced its flight schedule in early May to once a week so it could use the aircraft for its other Pacific routes, to New Zealand and Australia.

Toleafoa J. Nickel, the airline’s Pacific Islands Manager, said the second 737-800 is scheduled for delivery toward the end of next month.

"We are doing very well with our Honolulu flights and have had to leave passengers behind because the flights have been so full in the last four weeks," Nickel said.

For additional reports from The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Newspapers/Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

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