Aloha Airlines will operate two flights a week between Hawaii and Pago
Pago, American Samoa, beginning December 16, 2003, aboard next-generation
Boeing 737-700 aircraft. In addition, Aloha will offer direct connections
from the U.S. Mainland and Canada to Pago Pago, continuing on to Rarotonga
in the Cook Islands.
“Aloha is responding to community interest in agreeing to provide service
to American Samoa,” said Glenn R. Zander, Aloha`s President and Chief
Executive Officer. “We are pleased to expand our commitment to the South
Pacific and we believe that our friendly, efficient service will be
welcomed by people traveling to and from Polynesia for business or
To introduce the new service, Aloha is offering a special one-way fare of
$299 plus taxes and fees between Honolulu and Pago Pago; $324 one-way plus
taxes and fees from the Neighbor Islands; and $449 one-way plus taxes and
fees from Aloha`s U.S. Mainland gateways of Burbank, Oakland, Orange
County, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Reno and Phoenix. Tickets must be purchased
by November 11, 2003, and travel must be completed by March 16, 2004. The
introductory special fares are based on round-trip purchase. Seats may be
limited and some restrictions apply.
Aloha Flight AQ321 will depart Honolulu on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:50
p.m., and arrive in Pago Pago at 7:40 p.m. The flight will continue on to
Rarotonga, departing at 8:40 p.m. and arriving at 11:45 p.m.
The return flight, AQ322, will depart Rarotonga on Sundays and Thursdays
at 10:55 p.m. and arrive in Pago Pago at midnight. The same flight departs
at 1 a.m. from Pago Pago and arrives in Honolulu at 7:40 a.m.
Pago Pago is 2,600 miles southwest of Honolulu. Rarotonga is 859 miles
southeast of Pago Pago. There is a one-hour time-difference between Pago
Pago and Rarotonga.
American Samoa is a group of seven islands with a total area of 76 square
miles. A Territory of the United States since 1899, American Samoa has
maintained its traditional Polynesian way of life amid modern comforts and
conveniences. Pago Pago is both the center of government and a center for
sightseeing and excursions.
Aloha will serve the Territory with extended-range Boeing 737-700 aircraft
with all leather seats configured with 12 in First Class and 112 in Coach.