Polynesian Airlines was founded in 1959 by Captain Sir Reginald Barnewall, an Australian airline captain who had previously managed an airline called Southern Airlines in Melbourne and Samoan businessman Eugene Paul. With a rich and colorful past, the airline is one of the best known in the South Pacific region. Polynesian Airlines previously operated jet flights linking Apia with Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Nadi, Rarotonga, Papeete, Tongatapu, Niue and Pago Pago.With the establishment of Polynesian Blue, a joint venture airline between the Government of Samoa and Australias low-cost airline, Virgin Blue in October 2005, Polynesian Airlines operation was downscaled.
Today, the airlines main focus includes its short haul operations from its hub, Apia to Pago Pago in American Samoa and on-demand charter services to Maota and Asau domestic airstrips on the big island of Savaii and other neighboring island countries such as Tonga and Niue.Polynesian Airlines reservations system is a web-based system called Radixx Solutions Inc. Polynesian Airlines issues only electronically generated itineraries for its short haul services between Apia and Pago Pago. Paper and electronic tickets are no longer accepted.The airline maintains full service travel centers in Apia, Pago Pago and Nukualofa in Tonga. These are staffed by industry professionals with years of fares and ticketing experience who provide expert travel advice for journeys within and beyond our route network.
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