News Listings for Polynesian Airlines

  • Samoa's South Pacific Express suspends operations

    News | 22 Sep 2009 07:50 | Siva Govindasamy

    <p>Samoan airline South Pacific Express has stopped operations due to deteriorating business conditions.</p><p>"South Pacific Express advises that we have temporarily...
  • Airlines of PNG appoints new head of commercial

    News | 21 Apr 2009 06:27 | Leithen Francis

    <p>Papua New Guinea's Airlines of PNG, which recently increased its fleet to 19 aircraft, has appointed John Nickel as general manager of commercial in its...
  • Polynesian replacing Dash 8 with additional Twin Otter

    News | 02 May 2008 05:57 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Polynesian Airlines later this month is adding a second de Havilland Canada Twin Otter and in September is returning its only Bombardier Dash 8-100 on lease from Airlines of Papua New Guinea (PNG).</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The carrier was earlier looking to get a 25-seat aircraft to replace the Dash 8 but decided on a 19-seat Twin Otter because it is more practical to stay with Twin Otters rather than add a new aircraft type, Polynesian Airlines CEO <span class=spelle>Taua</span> Fata <span class=spelle>Tielu</span> says from the airline’s base in the Samoan capital <st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">Apia</st1:place></st1:City>.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>“I thought a 25-seat aircraft
  • Turboprop deals - 29 October

    News | 29 Oct 2007 10:45

    Turboprop aircraft transactions at 29 October 2007...
  • Polynesian Blue full-year profit up sharply

    News | 20 Aug 2007 02:03 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>Samoa’s Polynesian Blue has reported a sharp increase in pre-tax profit for the financial year ended 30 June.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>The carrier, which is 49%-owned by Australian low-cost carrier Virgin Blue, says in a statement that pre-tax profit increased nearly five times, to NZ$5.36 million ($3.6 million) during the 12-month period from NZ$1.19 million between 30 October 2005 and 30 June 2006.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Polynesian Blue launched services in October 2005 after taking over the jet operations of state-owned Polynesian Airlines. The Samoan Government and Virgin Blue each own 49% of Polynesian Blue while the remainder is held by a Samoan hotel and resort company.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>“The result has been directly attributed to the strength of air travel to and from Samoa and the resulting boom in Samoan tourism,” says Virgin Blue, which has not released any othe
  • Vanuatu Govt plans to partially privatise Air Vanuatu

    News | 14 Aug 2007 04:53 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Vanuatu</st1:country-region>’s Government has appointed a financial advisor to help it sell a stake in national carrier Air <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">Vanuatu</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>International Finance Corp (IFC), a unit of the World Bank that provides loans and advisory services, says in a statement that <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">Vanuatu</st1:place></st1:country-region>’s Government has decided to sell a stake in the airline and has appointed it “to <span class=grame>advise</span> on the sale”.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>It says the Australian Government overseas aid organisation, <span class=spelle>AUSAid</span>,