As our people know, Senate President Lolo
and I did publicly urge the Governor to meet with Mr. Dunkerley but the Governor has refused any such meeting until Hawaiian Air
reduces its fares which, of course, is his prerogative."
...In correspondence dated July 5, 2006, Mr. Wagner provided this same chart to the Honorable Lolo M. Moliga, President of the American Samoa Senate, who has corresponded with you for some time about Governor Tulafono's recent actions against Hawaiian Air.
While neither you nor the Governor has directly asked for my assistance or consulted with me about how best to address the issues our people have with Hawaiian Air
, I was copied on your correspondence of April 28, 2006 to Senate President Moliga
and, on August 2, 2006, the Governor forwarded me a copy of his
While I have noted that Mr. Wagner states in his
letter to Senate President Lolo
that mainland flights average 90% full year-round whereas load factors on your Pago Pago route are far lower, may I respectfully point out that you would have a 90% full year-round load factor on Pago Pago if you also offered our people the same $429 airfares you offer our mainland counterparts flying roundtrip from Honolulu to LAX.