Fagali’I Airport

The Fagali’I Airport is one of the largest airports in and around Samoa. The airport has a long history. It is a single runaway that was once a grass strip. It was not paved until 2002. The once government owned airport was closed in 2005 due to safety concerns and complaints regarding noise from the villagers.

Polynesian airlines reopened the airport in 2009 and resumed international flights according to world-airport-codes.com. The airport is considered a hub and it does not have the many amenities associated with larger terminals.

Whether it is due to the history of the airport or because of the number of airlines that fly from and into the airport, it is always a busy place for a small terminal. Fagali’I offers a variety of budget-friendly flight options that can be booked easily through the airport’s website.

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Though the Fagali’I Airport itself does not have much to offer, the area surrounding it does. There are many hotels and resorts within five miles of the airport. There are many different transportation options from the airport. If staying at a local hotel, check for shuttle services. Renting a car is an option, but a temporary local license is required. Taxi services are available and there is a bus stop within walking distance of the airport.

When visiting Apia, take time to soak up the sun and learn about the culture. There are many places to enjoy the local cuisine according to cheapflights.com. Plan a visit to the Samoa Cultural Village and learn about the ways of the villagers. The Maketi Fou Food Market is the place to shop and find souvenirs to take home. The temples and vistas make beautiful photo backdrops.

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