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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]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Samoa   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970s
Airline Code : RF : ---
Genealogy : Air Samoa >>Polynesian Airlines
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

Inter Island Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2017*
Airline Code : JY : IWY
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Manua Air Transport   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Manu'a Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Manu'a Airways did not launch operation in 2014

Polynesian Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1959 - date
Airline Code : PH : PAO
Genealogy : Air Samoa >>Polynesian Airlines
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

Polynesian Blue  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : PBL
Genealogy : Polynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa
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

Samoa Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 2004
Airline Code : SE : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Samoa Air was founded in 1986

Samoa Air  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : SZB
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Samoa Airways  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : OL : PAO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Samoa Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Apia Fagali'i (FGI)

Samoa Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1986* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Samoa Aviation was founded in 1986 as an Inter-island carrier that operated scheduled services between Pago Pago and neighbouring islands.

Samoan Air Lines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1959 - 1963*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Samoan Area Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

mid 1940s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

South Pacific Island Airways (SPIA)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973 - 1987
Airline Code : HK : SPI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

South Seas Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SPEX (South Pacific Express)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Regional scheduled services out of Pago Pago International)

Talofa Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Talofa Airways commenced scheduled operations following the launch of regular Apia Faleolo-Pago Pago, American Samoa flights on 29Aug2016

Tausani Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tausani Airlines (Pago Pago) is set to begin its certification process

Virgin Samoa  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : DJ : PBN
Genealogy : Polynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa
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
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