SAMOA’S POLYNESIAN AIRLINES PROFITS FROM FLYING IN NEW ZEALAND

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SAMOA’S POLYNESIAN AIRLINES PROFITS FROM FLYING IN NEW ZEALAND

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (November 8, 2001 - Samoa News/PINA Nius Online)---Samoa’s government-owned Polynesian Airlines has joined other regional airlines in operating domestic flights in New Zealand for Qantas Airways.

A Polynesian Airlines official in Apia told Samoa News "it's a very good deal that will further enhance Polynesian Airlines' future."

Polynesian now operates seven days a week out of Auckland to Wellington and Christchurch on behalf of Qantas. It helps free Qantas aircraft to go back to Australia, following the collapse of Ansett Airlines services there.

Polynesian's "state of the art" long-range B737-800 aircraft with winglets, the first of its type in the South Pacific, operates New Zealand domestic routes. The flights are crewed by Polynesian pilots and flight attendants.

With its two B737-800 aircraft now in service, Polynesian has also increased flights between Apia and New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti and Tonga.

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