Samoa Airways takes to the skies

Samoa Airways' website.
Samoa Airways' website. Photo credit: Newshub.

Samoans will get their first glimpse of their new international airline on Saturday.

Samoa Airways will perform a fly pass east from Savai'i to American Samoa before looping back to Faleolo just after midday, New Zealand time.

A special water salute will welcome the plane to Faleolo International Airport, before departing for Auckland next week.

Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi said the country had learned from the failures its predecessor, Polynesian Airlines.