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Hawaiian Airlines: Thursday flight to Pago Pago cancelled

Published On: Dec 13 2012 02:58:56 PM HST
HONOLULU -

Hawaiian Airlines says it cancelled Thursday's flight to American Samoa due to a tropical cyclone that swept over neighboring Samoa.

Hawaiian says it has scheduled a new flight that will operate 24 hours later.

Flight HA1465 is scheduled to depart Honolulu on Friday at 4:40 p.m. and arrive in Pago Pago at 9:20 p.m.  Flight HA1466 is scheduled to depart Pago Pago at 11:20 p.m. on Friday and arrive in Honolulu at 5:35 a.m. on Saturday.

Ticketed passengers will be permitted to change their reservation without charge provided the changes are made no later than Dec. 24.

All change fees and applicable difference in fares will be waived provided that changes are made in the same cabin of service.

For flights cancelled as a result of this storm, Hawaiian will provide refunds upon request with fee waived.

Tropical Cyclone Evan caused widespread damage in Samoa, according to local media.

Authorities declared a state of disaster, but there have been no reports of deaths or injuries.

CNN is reporting there were two deaths from the storm.  Most of the damage was caused by falling tree and widespread flooding according to Television New Zealand.

Most of the roads in the capitol Apia have been cut off because of flooding and many areas are being evacuated.  Local media also reported that main airport was damaged.

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