14 January 2019, Apia Samoa – Samoa Airways advises that its international jet schedule will return to normal from tomorrow Tuesday 15th January 2019.
The airline’s international flights during 6th – 14th January were rescheduled, after its Boeing 737-800 aircraft made an unplanned overnight stopover in Sydney on 5th January due to unsuitable weather conditions and the Sydney Airport curfew.
As part of efforts to clear the back-log of affected customers, Samoa Airways chartered a Qantas 737-800 aircraft on Thursday 10th January to operate its Sydney/Apia/Sydney flights while its aircraft operated the busy Apia/Auckland/Apia route.
The disruption took place during an extraordinarily busy week for the airline, with supplementary flights which had been scheduled in 2018 – and its impact was exacerbated by the limited availability of spare aircraft for charters due to the busy Festive Season.
As it prepares to return to schedule, Samoa Airways reminds its customers that check-in for flights between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane opens 3-hours before departure and closes 60-minutes prior.
Samoa Airways apologises for the inconvenience caused as a result of unforeseen circumstances and wishes to thank the travelling public for its patience and understanding.