The Fagali’I Airport, Samoa

     The Fagali ‘i Airport is a located on a Somoa island in Polynesia. The airport is owned by Polynesian Airlines. The airstrip used to be a grass only airstrip. The airport was closed in 2005 due to government and resident concerns over safety and noise. “The re-opening of Fagali ‘i airport in 2009 is a boost for smaller airlines flying to Savaii and to American Samoa” said the Prime Minister of Samoa in 2009. The reopening was controversial due to environmental concerns and safety.

Multiple airlines have operated out of the Fagali Airport including Polynesian

Airlines, Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways and Talofa Airways. With flights to and from Pago Pago and Savai’i, Samoa Airways services the American Samoan routes with numerous weekly services to Ta’u, and weekly services to the Ofu-Olosega Islands.

The airport hosts a small market, offering food and souvenirs and a currency exchange.

The flights now service two locations, Pago Pago and Savai’i but they are the starting point for many beautiful locations.

A few of the exciting adventures that begin at the Fagali ‘i Airport are Fiafia Night, Samoa Dive & Snorkel, Samoa Cultural Village, Palolo Deep Marine Reserve and Piula Cave Pool.

There are plenty of affordable hotels near the Airport. What better way to relax before a flight and wind down after a memorable vacation.

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