Samoa Airways replacement pilots lands in Pago, Manu’a flights resumed


Flights resumed today between Manu’a and Tutuila after Samoa Airways flew in replacement pilots from Apia this morning.

Flights were suspended since Monday of last week after one of the two pilots operating flights to Manu’a tested positive for COVID, according to 93KHJ.

A request was made for replacement pilots from Samoa and, today, the pilots were able to fly in from Apia.

The airline was running short of pilots who are COVID free and/or are still up-to-date with their flying hours, according to a senior airline official in Samoa.

The airline operated one flight this morning to Ta’u, a charter for the Department of health, to take a team to carry out COVID vaccinations and testing.

More flights are scheduled for tomorrow.