HISTORY: POLYNESIAN AIRLINES is an airline based in Samoa. Its headquarters are located in the Samoa National Provident Fund (SNPF) Building on beach road in the capital, Apia. Formerly a Pan-Pacific carrier, the establishment of Virgin Samoa, Polynesian Airlines has restricted itself to shorter flights to neighbouring islands as part of the agreement. Polynesian's main operating base is Fagali'i Airport, Apia. When Virgin Samoa ceases in 2017, it is proposed that Polynesian Airlines resume long distance flights. The airline was established in 1959 and started operations in August 1959 with services between Apia and Pago Pago in American Samoa using a Percival Prince aircraft. The government of Western Samoa acquired a controlling interest in 1971.
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