American Samoa looks at possible Air Tahiti Nui deal

A high-level American Samoa delegation is in French Polynesia to hold talks on airline links, aquaculture and climate change.

Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and the governor’s executive assistant Iulogologo Joseph Pereira are attending the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program meeting, which is looking at the environment and protection of ocean resources.

The nine island countries and territories attending are Samoa, American Samoa, Tokelau, French Polyneisa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, as well as representatives from New Zealand and France.

The American Samoans will also raise plans by Air Tahiti Nui to link up the Samoas, New Zealand and the United States.

In his meeting in Samoa with President Edouard Fritch during Samoa’s recent independence celebrations, American Samoa’s Governor Lolo expressed his interest for Air Tahiti Nui to serve American Samoa.

Source: RadioNZ