About Fagali’l Airport
The Fagali’l Airport, owned and operated by Polynesian Airlines and the Samoan Government, is a small public airport located two miles from the center of Apia. This airport closed in July of 2005, due to the Government and village concerns over community and environmental safety and the noise generated by the airport.
In July of 2009, Fagali’l reopened its runway after making several renovations and improvements to the airport terminals and runways and taking environmental precautions to make sure the safety of the environment and the community. Final approval of Fagali’l reopening came after an inspection by Samoa Airport Authorities and a civil inspection performed by the Pacific Aviation Office after additional concerns arose by community members. Although Fagali’l Airport’s one of the smallest airports in the region, it’s one of the busiest. Offering a convenient location and cheaper flights.
Airlines and Destinations
Fagali’l Airport’s formerly grass only runway’s paved with asphalt and it’s much shorter than standard airports. Most airlines cannot land on such short runways leaving Talofa Airways and Polynesian Airlines as the only airlines operating at Fagali’l on wikipedia.org. Tourists may use these two airlines to travel from Apia to Pago Pago or Tonga from the airport during the day, while larger airports in the area handle flights during the evening.
Fagali’l Airport Amenities
At Fagali’l Airport, travelers will find multiple taxis and tourist buses located just outside the airport. These taxis and buses take travelers without transportation to the center of Apia within minutes of exiting their flight according to tripadvisor.com.br. More over, travelers will find a small shop inside the airport where they can buy small souvenirs and food or drink. To accommodate for the small facility, there’s a larger shop located across the street from Fagali’l offering a broader shopping selection.
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