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Inter Island Airways Update

Unfortunately, Inter Island Airways is no longer flying as it suspended operations in 2017.

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About Inter Island Airways

Inter Island Airways, also known as Inter Island Air, was an airline based in Pago Pago in the America Samoa. It offered passenger and cargo flights between American Samoa, Samoa and other neighbouring Pacific island countries.

The airline was based at Pago Pago International Airport and operated its flights with a fleet of only 2 aircraft.

Inter Island Airways was first established in 1993 and received its air carrier certificate in 1995. It began operations between Pago Pago (Tutuila Island) and Tau (Manu'a Islands). In 1997, the airline decided to suspend operations to focus its attention on expanding its facilities - it then restarted its flight services in 2003 when Samoa Air suspended its operations that same year due to financial difficulties.

In 2005, Inter Island Airways added another aircraft to its fleet allowing it to expand its route network.

Unfortunately, one of its aircraft broke down in 2013. Service didn't resume from 2014 and eventually, the US Department of Transportation withdrew the airline's authorisation due to the lack of scheduled passenger operations for 3 years.


Carry-on Baggage

Passengers were allowed 1 piece of carry-on baggage that couldn't weigh more than 11 lbs and be no larger than the combined dimensions of 115cm (length + width + height).

Passengers were also permitted to bring 1 personal item onboard such as a handbag, laptop bag or small camera case.

Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance per passenger was 2 pieces of checked baggage, with each piece not exceeding the maximum dimensions of 80 inches (length + width + height) or the maximum weight of 32kg (70 lbs).

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in was not available for flights operated by Inter Island Airways. To check-in, passengers would need to do so at the airport.

Airport Check-In

Check-in was only available at the airport. The check-in counter for Inter Island Airways flights would close 30 minutes before departure.


Inter Island Airways only flew to select destinations within the Pacific islands, including:

  • Apia (Faleolo), Samoa
  • Ta'u, Manu'a Islands
  • Ofu & Olosega, Manu'a Islands
  • Pago Pago, American Samoa


Inter Island Airways operated its flights with a fleet consisting of Dornier aircraft. It had 2 x Dornier 228s (seating up to 19 passengers) and 1 x Dornier 328-110 (seating up to 33 passengers).

Hub Airport

Pago Pago International Airport

Pago Pago International Airport is a public airport situated in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It has a single terminal building that serves both international and domestic flights. The terminal offers basic facilities such as check-in counters, baggage claim areas, customs and immigrations areas, a few shops and food/beverage options.

The airport has one runway that can accommodate various aircraft sizes, including larger aircraft for international flights.

Pago Pago International Airport is served by several airlines including Hawaiian Airlines, Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways. With these airlines, you can reach Honolulu, Apia, Nadi and other Pacific islands when flying from this airport.