Not many people know that there is more than one airport in the Samoa Islands. Fagali’l Airport, is located in Apia, Samoa (airport code FGI). Fagali’l is a small international public airport right off the coast run by The Samoa Airport Authority. When you land you will be fortunate to get a great view of the island, beaches and ocean. If you look north, you might be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the main island of Samoa.
According to youtube.com, Fagali’l airport has very humble beginnings and got its start as just a grass landing strip which was first owned by Polynesian Airlines and The Samoan Government. It was closed for some time and then reopened on July 6, 2002 after being paved and enlarged. Only to be closed again in 2005 over safety concerns. Finally reopening once again on 1 July 2009, Polynesian Airlines took over Fagali’i airport and resumed a service that included international flights to Pago Pago as well as American Samoa.
Over the years, several airlines have operated from this airport, such as Polynesian Airlines, Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways and the Talofa Airways. Currently Talofa Airways and Samoa Airlines serves Fagali’l Airport according to tripadvisor.com.br.
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After your long flight to the Samoan Islands, you will be happy to learn that several very nice hotels are close to the airport. From basic hotels to resorts there is something that anyone can call home while staying on Samoa.
The Airport itself doesn’t offer too many services but it easy enough to find any number of restaurants in close proximity to the airport and hotels. Some of the most affordable prices for enjoying a vacation in Samoa and the surrounding area can be found at Fagali’l Airport and some of Samoa’s wonderful hotels. You can find many packaged deals for your trip on any of the popular travel sites.
Although Fagali’l Airport started small, It has matured and grown with the Island to become an international airport serving the Samoa, Tonga and Pogo Pogo Areas. If you are thinking about a vacation to the Polynesian area, don’t pass up Fagali’l Airport and Samoa as your next stop.
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