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Samoa is an independent island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean, located about 2900 km (about 1800 mi) northeast of New Zealand. It occupies the large western portion of the 480-km (300-mi) long Samoan archipelago which is divided at longitude 171 west; the Samoan islands east of this line form the United States territory of American Samoa. Known for many years as Western Samoa, the country changed its official name to Samoa in 1997. From the end of World War II in 1945 to its independence in 1962, Western Samoa was a United Nations trust territory administered by New Zealand. Apia is the country's capital, largest town, and commercial centre.

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August 10, 2017 

Samoa Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Apia Fagali'i (FGI) [added]

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June 24, 2017

Virgin Samoa will cease operations in Nov2017 [news]

April 5, 2017

Inter Island Airways is to lose its AOC after it was deemed the airline had ceased operations in early 2017 [status change]

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Air Samoa   

Renamed 1970s

^ Comments : Air Samoa began operating Islander third-level services from Apia, the capital of Western amoa, in late 1969. AIR SAMOA was absorbed into POLYNESIAN AIRLINES oin the 1970s. Government owned passenger and cargo carrier based in Apia. First airline in the South Pacific to operate the B737-800 with winglets (2001). Polynesian Airlines started operations on 15Aug1959

^ Genealogy : Air Samoa >>Polynesian Airlines

^ Airline Code : RF : ---

Inter Island Airways  updated

Inactive 1993 - 2017*

^ Comments : Charter passenger services out of Pago Pago International. Inter Island Airways is to lose its AOC after it was deemed the airline had ceased operations in early 2017

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^ Airline Code : JY : IWY

Manua Air Transport   

Inactive **** - ****

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Manu'a Airways   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : Manu'a Airways did not launch operation in 2014

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Polynesian Airlines  updated

Active 1959 - date

^ Comments : Polynesian Airlines was formed in 1959. AIR SAMOA was absorbed into POLYNESIAN AIRLINES oin the 1970s. Government owned passenger and cargo carrier based in Apia. First airline in the South Pacific to operate the B737-800 with winglets (2001). Polynesian Airlines started operations on 15Aug1959

^ Genealogy : Air Samoa >>Polynesian Airlines

^ Airline Code : PH : PAO

Polynesian Blue  updated

Renamed 2005 - 2012

^ Comments : Polynesian Blue was founded in 2005. First flight (Auckland – Apia), a partnership between Virgin Blue and the Government of Samoa was on 30Oct2005. Renamed to Virgin Samoa

^ Genealogy : Polynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa

^ Airline Code : -- : PBL

Samoa Air   

Inactive 1986* - 2004

^ Comments : Samoa Air was founded in 1986

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^ Airline Code : SE : ---

Samoa Air  updated

Inactive 2012 - 2015

^ Comments : Samaoa Air was founded in 2012 & launched scheduled flights with its fleet of Islander aircraft after having already operated domestic air taxi services from Apia Faleolo International (APW) to both Asau (AAU) and Maota Savai'i Island (MXS). The airline appears to have become dormant in 2015, its website is blank and its Facebook page is no longer updated

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^ Airline Code : -- : SZB

Samoa Airways  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Samoa Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Apia Fagali'i (FGI)

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^ Airline Code : OL : PAO

Samoa Aviation   

Unsure 1986* - 2002*

^ Comments : Samoa Aviation was founded in 1986 as an Inter-island carrier that operated scheduled services between Pago Pago and neighbouring islands.

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Samoan Air Lines   

Unsure 1959 - 1963*

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Samoan Area Airways   

Unsure mid 1940s

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South Pacific Island Airways (SPIA)   

Inactive 1973 - 1987

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^ Airline Code : HK : SPI

South Seas Airways   

Unsure 1972* - 1972*

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SPEX (South Pacific Express)  updated

Inactive 2005 - 2009

^ Comments : (Regional scheduled services out of Pago Pago International)

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Talofa Airways   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Talofa Airways commenced scheduled operations following the launch of regular Apia Faleolo-Pago Pago, American Samoa flights on 29Aug2016

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Tausani Airlines  updated

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Tausani Airlines (Pago Pago) is set to begin its certification process

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Virgin Samoa  updated

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : First flight (Auckland – Apia) of Polynesian Blue, a partnership between Virgin Blue and the Government of Samoa was on 30Oct2005. In Dec2011 Polynesian Blue was renamed Virgin Samoa. It will cease operations in Nov2017

^ Genealogy : Polynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa

^ Airline Code : DJ : PBN

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