The History Of The Fagali’I Airport

The History Of The Fagali’I Airport

For many years Fagali’I Airport in Samoa just had a grass airstrip. It was finally paved in 2002. In 2009 Polynesian Airlines started flights out of this airport to Pago Pago, American Samoa, as well as chartered sightseeing trips around the island it is on, Upolu, and some surrounding islands. They currently have 8 to 12 flights a day that take off each day to Pago Pago International Airport, or Tafuna Airport as it sometimes called.

Since Fagali’I Airport is small the airplanes that Polynesian Airlines uses have seats for just 19 passengers. This makes it pretty easy to find your luggage, though, once you land. Another feature of this airport is that it’s pretty central to all of the hotels on the island of Upolu as well as all of the things there are to see and do. It sits right on the edge of the main city on this island, Apia, which is also the capital of Samoa.


Once you’ve left Fagali’I Airport you will see traditional Samoan homes and buildings that are right next to modern-day multistory structures according to

The island that Fagali’I Airport sits on has a rich history. It has been occupied since around 3,500 years ago. It was in the early 18th century that European explorers first discovered it. The city of Apia was established in the 1850s and in 1959 it was named as the capital of Samoa. Both at the airport and at most hotels people can find leaflets, which includes maps, of things to do on Upolu that are created by the Samoa Tourism Authority according to

There are many choices when it comes to hotel’s around Fagali’I Airport that can fit any budget. Those travelers who need a great bargain can choose from hotels such as the Samoan Outrigger Hotel which can be had for as little as $24 a night. For those who want a luxury experience the Taumeasina Island Resort can be a great choice while still costing just $170 a night. Most hotels around the airport cost around $60 to $75 a night.


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