Previously, this airport was owned by Polynesian Airlines and the government of Samoa. In 2002, this airport was reopened but was later decommissioned in 2005 due to various concerns over safety and noise pollution from villagers and government.
In 2009, the airport resumed its operations that included international flights from Pago Pago, Samoa America soon after its reopening by the Polynesian government. Nevertheless, its reopening was controversial and led to numerous criticism from environmental issues to issues concerning safety. The Airport is situated in Fagali village, 5km east of Apia town in the main island of Upolu.
Some of the airlines that have operated from Fagali airport are :
1. Polynesian Airline
2. Talofa Airways
3. Samoa Airline
4. South Pacific
Its operations include cargo flights and commercial passenger flights from Samoa and American Samoa and chartered flights to big island of Savaii and its neighboring areas such as Tonga and Futuna using its Twin Otter aircraft fleet. In addition, the airline also operates scheduled flights in Samoa America between Pago Pago and Fitiuta Airport in Tau under exemption approval from department of transport in the US according to cheapflights.com.
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In addition to competitive airfare to locations convenient to its passengers, useful information about the FGI flights for the travel is provided. It is advisable to book the flight 21days prior the travel day for cheapest deal according to wikipedia.org. Travel on weekdays to escape weekend charges. Fagali airlines makes it easy for its passengers to book cheap flights.
The airline enjoys a unique positioning of been both a commercial airport operator and a commercial airline. It received its certificate of operation under civil aviation rule provisions to undertake aerodrome operations. The airport is restricted to daylight operations and non-instrument operations by aircraft with wing spans less than or equal to 20 metres.
Some of the hotels that are found near Fagali include;
• Insel Fehmarn Hotel
• Taumeasina island resort
• Le Alaimoana hotel
• Eden’s edge
• Amanaki hotel
This airport is managed by a local team with extensive business of airline and splendid experience in operation. It is nevertheless owned by Samoa government 100% and maintains its traditions of offering easy and enjoyable experiences in its chartered services.