Samoa Airways took its first anniversary celebrations to the skies and onwards to Australia with the launch of its first non-stop service to Queensland’s capital.

Exactly one year after Samoa Airways’ debut, the carrier expanded its network to include non-stop services between Apia and Brisbane.

Flying on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new route will operate two times weekly during November-January and then drop down to weekly from February to March.


Adding some 14,000 seats in the market, Brisbane Airport Corporation’s Chief Executive, Gert-Jan de Graaff, believes the new route will provide more choice for travellers, particularly to the large population of Samoan-born people living in Queensland.

“These new flights help maintain strong cultural familial ties, providing choice and convenience, while saving time and money as travellers are no longer forced to travel via another port.”

Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport Corporation Chief Executive

“These new direct flights, however, will deliver so much more to both Queensland and Samoa, boosting business, education, health care and trade opportunities.”

Samoa Airways launched its first ever commercial flight to Auckland on 14 November 2017 after the Samoan government severed ties with Virgin Australia and disbanded Virgin Samoa.


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