Country Profile

The Country


Samoa is an island nation in the south west Pacific Ocean. It has maritime borders with Tokelau to the north, Wallis and Futuna to the west, Tonga and Niue to the south, and French Polynesia to the east. Samoa consists of 2 large islands, called Upolu and Savai’i, and 8 small islets.

The islands of Samoa are mountainous and volcanic in origin. The largest island, Savai’i, is dominated by the volanic peak of Mount Silisili, which reaches 1858 m (6,096 ft). The second largest island, Upolu, supports about three-quarters of the population.

Samoa has a total land area of 2,831 sq km (1,093 sq miles) and had a population of 194,300 in 2012. The main ethnic groups are Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians 7.0%, Europeans 0.4%. The capital city, Apia is on the island of Upolu.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Samoa History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Samoa
wikipedia: Samoa
wikipedia: History of Samoa


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Samoa.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Samoa civil aircraft have used the registration sequence 5W-AAA to 5W-ZZZ since 1962.

All-time Samoa – civil aircraft register (5W-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

None at present. Defence of Samoa is the responsibility of New Zealand.

Central Government Agencies

No aviation services provided

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS aviation services
Police Aviation (Samoa Police Service) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Samoa

wikipedia: Airlines of Samoa
The World’s Airlines: Samoa

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Samoa

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links