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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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AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsGenealogy

 Inter Island Airways

1993 - dateActive  

 Manua Air Transport

**** - ****Inactive  

 Manu'a Airways


 Polynesian Airlines

1959 - dateActivePolynesian Airlines started operations on 15Aug1959Polynesian Airlines

 Polynesian Blue

2005 - 2012RenamedFirst flight (Auckland – Apia) of Polynesian Blue, a partnership between Virgin Blue and the Government of Samoa was on 30Oct2005Polynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa

 Samoa Air

1986* - 2004InactiveSamoa Air was founded in 1986 

 Samoa Air

2012 - dateActive  

 Samoa Aviation

1986* - 2002*Status?  

 Samoan Air Lines

1959 - 1963*Status?  

 South Pacific Island Airways (SPIA)

1973 - 1987Inactive  

 South Seas Airways

1972* - 1972*Status?  

 SPEX (South Pacific Express)

2005 - 2009Inactive  


2015 >Planned  

 Virgin Samoa

2012 - dateActiveVirgin Samoa first flew on 30Oct2005 as Polynesian BluePolynesian Blue >Virgin Samoa