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Virgin Australia flights to Samoa from Auckland

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This information is current at 11am 31st October 2017 and we recommend you regularly check for updates through news agencies and your travel provider.


Up to 6000 passengers could be hit by the Samoan government's decision to deny Virgin Australia the right to fly from Auckland to Apia.

Virgin Australia had planned to fly five return services a week from the middle of next month but said today this had been refused.

The airline had run a joint-venture service on the route with the Samoan government for the last decade. But Samoa is now, in conjunction with Fiji Airways, about to launch its own airline, Samoan Airways.

A Virgin spokeswoman said it was working to re-accommodate affected passengers as "a matter of priority" and would discuss their options.

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