Fagali’I International Airport is located in beautiful Fagali on the Upolu island in the Samoa archipelago with a distance of approximately 5 kilometers south-east of Apia. Fagali’I International Airport makes up part of the greatest component of the political neighborhood of Tuamasaga.
According to the 2006 Census, Fagali’I has a populace of 1,571. Today there are many more people who call Fagali’I home. Fagali’I attracts hundreds of tourists from all over the world, including the countries of the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Central America, Middle East, and the Pacific. Hundreds of visitors from these countries arrive at Fagali’I International Airport on a daily basis. They enjoy the attractions, restaurants, gift shops and other interesting venues that are offered at Fagali’I.
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The owner of Fagali’I Airport is Polynesian Airlines. The Fagali’I Airport is also managed by Polynesian Airlines. Previously the Fagali’I Airport runway was a grassy air-strip, but it was closed down to remove the grass and seal-coat it. After it had been renovated, Fagali’I Airport was reopened on July 6 in 2002. In January of 2005, the village and the Polynesian Government were uneasy about the noise coming from the planes and the safety. It was said that these were the reason for the de-commissioned of the airport by the Government but Fagali’I Airport was re-opened on July 1, 2009, by Polynesian Airlines. The services that were resumed were not just domestic flights, but also international flights according to youtube.com. These flights included flights to American Samoa and Pago Pago.
Reopening the Fagali’I Airport was not an easy task. There were many controversial issues they had to face from those who criticized the safety of the surroundings and the structure of the airport. Other issues of concern were what would the cost be on the local population if the plan failed.
In spite of the controversy that surrounded the re-opening of the Fagali’I International Airport, it is successful. Many airlines fly in an out of the Fagali’I Airport including Samoa Air, and Polynesian Airlinesaccording to expedia.com .
To serve Samoas better, DHC-6 Otter was bought by Polynesian Airlines since they re-opened Fagali’I Airport.
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