06 December, 2011
Polynesian Blue to become Virgin Samoa
Virgin Australia is relaunching its Polynesian Blue operation as Virgin Samoa, with an upgraded interior and a new aircraft paint-job promised in "the first quarter of the 2012 calendar year".
Samoa's national airline - formed in 2005 by a joint venture between the then-Virgin Blue and the Samoan Government - will have "a new level of professionalism for our national airline; a new style; of which the people of Samoa can be proud" according to Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Keep an eye out for the new aircraft livery on the airline's plane - yes, plane: just one Boeing 737-800 comprises the Virgin Samoa fleet.
Virgin Samoa's CEO Mark Pitt is keen on the "fresh, contemporary and sophisticated look, consistent with its partner Virgin Australia but with a uniquely Samoan flavour."