Samoa Airways flights & airline information

Flying with Samoa Airways

Samoa Airways is the flag carrier airline of Samoa. Based at Apia Faleolo Airport, it operates short-haul flights to 5 destinations in Samoa and American Samoa, as well as long-haul flights to Auckland and Sydney.

The government-owned airline was founded in 1959 as Polynesian Airlines. It changed its name in late 2017, when it also took over international flights from Virgin Samoa following that airline's closure.

Why fly with Samoa Airways?

Samoa Airways offers a range of fare types to suit the price range and preferences of different travellers. These include low-cost Fiafia Saver and Fiafia Smart fares, flexible Fiafia Plus and Fiafia Flex fares and Fiafia Premium business class. The latter includes priority boarding, lounge access, a full food and drink service, in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi and use of a notebook with headphones.

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Please note: all information is correct as of March, 2018.

Why fly with Polynesian Airlines

Samoa Airways check in

All passengers need to check in at the airport.

For flights between Samoa and American Samoa, counters are open from 60 minutes to 30 minutes before the flight is due to depart.

For international flights between Samoa and Auckland or Sydney, check-in opens 2-3 hours before and closes 1 hour before the flight.

Samoa Airways baggage allowance and fees

On flights between Samoa and American Samoa, passengers are permitted 1 cabin bag weighing up to 5kg and a checked baggage allowance up to 20kg (10kg for children). Bulky items are not permitted.

For international flights to Australia and New Zealand, passengers on Fiafia Saver, Fiafia Smart, Fiafia Plus and Fiafia Flexi fares can take 1 cabin bag up to 7kg and 1 checked bag up to 23kg.

Fiafia Premium passengers can take 1 cabin bag up to 7kg and 1 small personal item such as a laptop bag on board. The checked baggage allowance is 2 x 23kg bags.

Excess baggage fees vary by destination:

On flights between Samoa and American Samoa, the fee is WS$5 per kg from Samoa or US$5 per kg from American Samoa.

On longer flights, each excess item is charged at WS$250 from Samoa, NZ$120 from Auckland or AU$80 from Sydney.

Samoa Airways seat selection

All seats on Samoa Airways flights are roomy with plenty of space to stretch out. Passengers travelling together will be assigned seats together during check in.


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Airline Phone Number

(685) 21261

Airline Website URL

Airline Address

Head Office

Finance, Human Resources, Administration

2nd floor, Samoa National Provident Fund Building, Apia

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