Polynesian Airlines (PH) is headquartered in the capital city of Apia, Samoa. It is the national carrier of the island country and its hub is at the Fagali'i Airport in the same city. It is a very old venture and was established in August 1959, it was originally government controlled but was later partnered with private businesses to develop marketing, sales and operations. The airline offers only 2 destinations of service, one being the home city of Apia and the other being the Pago Pago International Airport on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. The fleet of the airline is of two 19 seater aircrafts with daily routes to and fro Pago Pago.Classes of Service
Being a small carrier airline only one class of service is offered to the passenger since the planes are built in an all coach model. Special care is afforded to passengers in need of assistance like expecting mothers, unaccompanied minors, passengers needing wheelchairs, bassinets, strollers, incapacitated clients etc. The crew and ground staff extend all possible help and try to make the journey as convenient as possible.In-Flight Amenities
Even after being small carriers, Polynesian Airlines keeps in mind to make the travel of their passengers as convenient as possible. Roomy seats, daily newspapers, magazines, a selection of snacks and beverages are available in flight. The food is prepared by qualified chefs catering to the diverse tastes of its clientele, beverages on offer include fresh juices, packaged drinks, beer and much more. Above all the charming hospitality of the crew is better received due to the small passenger to cabin crew ratio. Music is played and the passengers can plug in their headphones for listening if they need to relax or pass time. Extra baggage can be taken up to a limit for a nominal fee.Online Check-In
Due to its limited size and operations, Polynesian Airline does not offer the facility of online check-in yet, though it has partnered with companies to upgrade its facilities. The small size of passengers in a plane generally do not cause much delay and hassles, and the functioning is smooth and speedy.
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