Brief History

Fagali’I Airport is a public airport operated by Samoa Airport Authority and located in Fagali’i-Uta, about three miles South-east of Apia. It started as a small grass airstrip which served light aircrafts. It was reconstructed and reopened on 6th July, 2002. It was later decommissioned in early 2005 due to noise and safety concerns to the villagers.

The airport was previously under joint ownership and operation of Samoan Government and Polynesian Airlines. By then, it was a small airstrip which after upgrade for international flights, which included America Samoa and Pago Pago destinations, was reopened on on 1st July 2009 under the management of Polynesian Airlines.

Current Operations.

The airport serves different airlines. They include; Talofa Airways, Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways and Polynesian Airlines.It acquired the DHC-6 Twin Otter nineteen passager utility airplane to serve inter-island services between Pago Pago, Samoa, Manua, Faleolo, and Tutuila. It also provides weekly flights to the Ofu- Olosega Island and Ta’u, the infamous American Samoa routes. Fagali’I Airport hosts low costs airlines which offer one of the cheapest flights which can be booked online.

What to find around the Airport

The airport is located in a serene environment with its nearby environs virtually equipped to accommodate everyone from all walks of life. About 2.2 miles away is a destination to experience the broad Samoa culture and less than a mile further is a museum for the tour lovers. Around the same neighborhood is Apia Habour with a thick marine reserve with dive and snorkel spots. There also spots within a mile radius for great Souvenirs, cave pools, eye-catching falls, sliding rocks, beach resorts among other places worth touring.


There are a variety of lucrative airport hotels most within walking distance from the airport. Their services, charges, and bookings can easily be accessed and done online. In case of any medical emergency, a well-equipped hospital is located around the corner that has a well-trained team that handles medical issues promptly.

Other airports that are near Apia Fagali include Apia Faleolo airport which is approximately 17miles away, Pago Pago airport 77miles and Ofu airport 138miles.

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