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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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February 17, 2017Tausani Airlines (Pago Pago) is to begin its certification process [status change]

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September 1, 2016Talofa Airways commenced scheduled operations following the launch of regular Apia Faleolo-Pago Pago, American Samoa flights on 29Aug2016 [status change]
February 11, 2016Talofa Airways is intending to commence revenue operations in April 2016 [added]

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Air Samoa   

1970sRenamed

^ 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

Inter Island Airways   

1993 - dateActive

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Manua Air Transport   

**** - ****Inactive

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Manu'a Airways   

(2014)Began?

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

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Polynesian Airlines   

1959 - dateActive

^ Comments : 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

Polynesian Blue   

2005 - 2012Renamed

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

^ Genealogy : Polynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa

Samoa Air   

1986* - 2004Inactive

^ Comments : Samoa Air was founded in 1986

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Samoa Air   

2012 - dateActive

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Samoa Aviation   

1986* - 2002*Status?

^ 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   

1959 - 1963*Status?

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Samoan Area Airways   

mid 1940sStatus?

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South Pacific Island Airways (SPIA)   

1973 - 1987Inactive

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South Seas Airways   

1972* - 1972*Status?

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SPEX (South Pacific Express)   

2005 - 2009Inactive

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Talofa Airways   

2016 - dateActive

^ 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

2017 >Planned

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

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Virgin Samoa   

2012 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy : Polynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa

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