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Aircraft Operations

Polynesian Airlines’ Aircraft Operations include its commercial passenger and cargo flights between Samoa and American Samoa and charter flights to the big island of Savaii and other neighbouring Pacific Island countries such as Tonga, Niue and Fiji, using its Twin Otter aircraft fleet.

Aircraft Fleet

Two (2) DHC-6 300 Twin Otters

Regn: 5W-FAW and 5W-FAY

Manufacturer

DeHavilland

Engines

PT6A-27

Seats

19

Cargo Capacity

360 kgs

Fuel Capacity

2500 lbs

Overall Length

51’ 9”

Wing Span

65’ 0”

Top of Fin from Ground

19’ 6”

Cruise Speed

187 knots (max speed)

Range

700 nm

Altitude

26700 ft (service ceiling)

Fagalii Airport

Polynesian Airlines enjoys the unique position of being a commercial airline and a commercial airport operator. On 01 July 2009, Polynesian Airlines re-opened Fagalii Airport for commercial airline operations. Fagalii Airport operates to international ICAO standards and received its Aerodrome Operating Certificate under the provisions of Civil Aviation Rule Part 139 to perform Aerodrome Operations. Fagalii Airport is restricted to daylight, non-instrument operations by aircraft with wing spans not exceeding 20 meters.

As Fagalii Airport is one of 5 main international ports of entry into Samoa, passengers travelling through this airport to/from American Samoa are subject to Customs, Immigration, Health and Quarantine regulations of Samoa.

Fagalii Airport is located in the village of Fagalii about 5km East of Apia town on the main island of Upolu and about 1km from the Royal Samoa Golf Course also located in Fagalii village.

Smaller aircraft types can safely land at Fagalii Airport including Helicopters. For information on landing fees at Fagalii Airport, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ground Handling Services

Polynesian Airlines is the approved ground handler for Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways at Faleolo International Airport. Polynesian Airlines also provides ground handling services for non-commercial flights operating into Faleolo International Airport. For more information, please email our Manager Airport Services on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Engineering Maintenance Services

In addition to maintaining our Twin Otter fleet, our group of highly qualified and experienced LAMEs (Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers) and tradesmen engineers also provide engineering maintenance services for Fiji Airways' aircraft fleet operating into Samoa. For more information, please email our Manager Engineering on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

General Sales Agency Services

Polynesian Airlines is the General Sales Agent for Virgin Samoa in Samoa and American Samoa and Virgin Australia in Tonga. For more information, please email our Manager Sales & Marketing on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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