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All You Need to Know About Fagali’I Airport

Fagali’I airport is found in Fagali’I, a suburb found in Upolu Island in Samoa archipelago. Fagali’I airport was owned and managed by Polynesian Airline as well as the Samoan Government. In July 2002, the airstrip was up and running. At that time during its reopening, it was grass only airstrip. After operating for a few years complains arose from the neighboring villages about noise pollution and lack of safety. The Fagali’I airport was then shut down in January 2005.

During this time, the airport acted as a playground for children. After about four years, Polynesian Airport decided to reopen it and give it another shot. It expanded its flights to cater for international flights to and fro America Samoa.

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The airport has engaged with a few airlines such as Talofa Airways, Samoa Air, South Pacific Islands Airway and the Polynesian Airlines. The Samoa Air was privately owned. It catered for domestic flights. At one point, Samoa Air almost crashed with Polynesia Airlines as they both were on the same flight path. Later, it was discovered that Samoa Air was responsible for the incident as it had not followed the airlines’ protocol. It was then shut down in 2015 according to

There are a few fun activities that take place near Fagali’I Airport. This includes; FiaFia night whereby people enjoy a night outdoors as well as enjoying nature, diving at Samoa Dive & snorkel. There is Samoa Cultural village that offers knowledge on Samoa cultural practices and cultural foods. There is also a Catholic church by the name Immaculate Conception of Mart Cathedral according to Yoga hiking tours also offer hiking and touring services. Shopping can also be done at Janet’s and at old Apia market.

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