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Samoa Air promises to help Niue

PAGO PAGO (Pacnews) — Samoa Air will soon present a proposal to the Niue government on ways the airline may assist in its air transportation difficulties, which have directly devastated the islands tourism industry.
This follows a meeting last month in which Niue Vice President requested Samoa Air chief executive Andre Lavigne to allow the airline to fly into Niue.
Agreeing to the request, Lavigne said the move is in line with Samoa Air’s vision of becoming the regional airline of Polynesia. Royal Tongan Air flies into Niue twice week at present, while Samoa Air used to fly to Alofi once a week some 10 years ago.
The Pago Pago-based airline currently flies services domestic routes in American Samoa, and across the channel to Samoa and neighboring Tonga to the south. Its fleet consists of two Twin Otter aircraft and it is in the process of acquiring a third one.