Cheap flights from Samoa

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, and previously Western Samoa, is an island nation located halfway between the distance of New Zealand and Hawaii. It is a Pacific archipelago comprised of ten islands that are scattered in the great Pacific region, populated with some 190,000 residents (Samoans who migrated not included in the census). It was previously a colony of New Zealand until in 1962 when they achieved independence and was also previously a part of American Samoa, which had the call sign “Navigator Islands” because of the Samoans' seafaring skills. The country has two main islands namely Upolu and Savaii, while the capital is called Apia. 

Physically, the islands are volcanic by nature, and are filled with various land and water forms which are created through years of existence. The origins of the local 'Samoans' are traced from remains that are found from a Lapita site at Mulifanua, dating some 3,000 years ago, although the current cultural trends are  somewhat affected by intimate sociocultural ties which were maintained between Fijians and Tongans. The first European contact began in the early 18th century, when Jacob Roggeveen (Dutch) sighted the islands in 1722. 


Where to go

Samoa is yet another wonder to behold in the Pacific. Previously feared for the many volcanoes (which are now dormant, so to speak), the island nation is now one that piques the interest of travellers around the world – a postcard of natural beauty which offers distinct and different environments to explore. Such place is rich in rainforest-covered volcanic mountain peaks, vast and fertile valleys, and coastlines that are ringed with a necklace of white-sand beaches and warm and clear waters. The smell of tropical flowers in the air is simply attractive – while inland, the cascading waterfalls and hidden lagoons provide refreshing oases when trekking. The beaches are wonderful and are beyond compare, while the dive sites are unlike any other. Locals are welcoming and proud of their strong Fa'a Samoa cultural heritage, and will feed you with so much information about their ways and means. Lastly, the food is savoury, natural, and to some extent organic. 


From Samoa, travellers may explore other short haul international destinations by flying through the Faleolo International Airport. The Faleolo International Airport serves routes going to the Republic of Fiji, New Zealand, and American Samoa, even going as far as Hawaii in the United States in less than six hours. These destinations are covered by flight carriers such as Fiji Airways, Inter Island Airways, Samoa Air, and Polynesian Airways.


Long Haul destinations, albeit limited, can also be covered through the Faleolo International Airport. Travellers can enjoy flights to Australia and its cities, including Brisbane and Sydney. Currently, Air New

Zealand and Virgin Samoa are the only carriers serving long haul destinations. Additionally, the Faleolo International Airport cannot accommodate jets larger than a Boeing 737, so available seats are slightly lessened. 


How to get out

The Faleolo International Airport is an airport located some 40 kilometres west of Apia, the capital of Samoa. It is the only active and operating international airport in the country, which serves and connects locals to countries in the Pacific region and the American state of Hawaii. Airlines that travel to the destination include Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Samoa Air, Inter Island Airways, Virgin Samoa, and Polynesian Airlines. The airport also provides flights to local destinations. 

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