The Fagali Airport on Upolu Island features a small paved single airstrip that makes it easy for aircrafts to take off and land. This airport is in Apia on the Upolu Island of American Samoa. During its conception in 1959, the airport was owned and ran by the Samoan government, but now it is operated by the Polynesian Airlines.
Although the Fagali Airport was decommissioned in 2005 because of environmental concerns and noise nuisance complaints by local residents, there was a brief outrage that helped get the airport reopened in 2009.
There are two airlines servicing the Fagali Airport, including Samoa Airways and Talofa Airways. Samoa Airways has two twin-engine DHC-6-300 Twitter Otters providing service between Pago Pago (25 minute flight) and the Faleolo International Airport (30 minute flight). Talofa Airways provides service on a de Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 aircraft to and from Fagali to Pago Pago, which leaves several times a day, and Tongatapu (1 hour 50 minute flight) operating 2 times a week. You can always visit the actual airport to get ticketing information and departure times, or simply check the Talofa website. Both planes are capable of fitting up to 10 people with plenty of legroom for tall passengers.
Upolu Island is a relaxing place where nature flourishes in the form of beautiful crystal clear ocean water, lush green jungles littered with palm trees, and active aquatic sealife. There are nearby scuba diving and parasailing activities along with other forms of watersports to be enjoyed.
Apia is a tropical paradise filled with fun and sun. Maketi Fou Food is a great place to try some local dishes. The Fiafia Nights celebration commences every Friday near the Sheraton Beach Resort for a real taste of real Samoan culture.
There is a Western Union money exchange service nearby, and the passport services are handled by customs at the airport. Hotel ground transportation is available on-site, and there is a small washroom for you to use upon arrival.
Fagali Airport’s Social Media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfEnb3wwtYo