Samoa Airways negotiating a replacement aircraft

Check in at Faleolo International Airport for one of the special flights during the current Covid-19 travel restrictions.


Press Release


APIA, SAMOA – 28 APRIL 2020: Samoa Airways is currently in the process of negotiating an aircraft and is working to have that ready when borders open up again after covid-19 travel restrictions.

An airline statement today said the airline will release a statement surrounding an aircraft once negotiations are complete.

The airline also clarified why their online bookings are still active. “Samoa Airways wishes to reiterate that commercial flights are up to the end of June.”

It said the decision will be reviewed again in May in consultation with the government and the airline is prepared to extend flight cancellations beyond June 2020 as a further precaution to protect Samoa from the spread of covid-19.

“Samoa Airways will continue to comply with government sanctioned flight bans and will also continue selling airline tickets from July 202O pending further restrictions the government of Samoa may put in place.

“All customers whose flights are affected from March thru to June are subject to waivers that are already in place.

“It is also important to note that aside from Samoa Airways other airlines also continue to sell their services to/from Apia on their own websites, some as early as June 2020.

“Samoa Airways continues to support our customers and keep them informed with up to date information regarding travel notices. It is for this reason why the official Samoa Airways website will remain active.”