Fagali’I airport is a public airport situated in Fagali’l, Samoa. Earlier, it was owned by the Polynesian airlines along with the Samoan Government who also operated it. In mid-2002, the airport was upgraded with pavements to replace the grass airstrip. Unfortunately, in the beginning of 2005, it was denied commissions due to safety and noise.
In 2009 July 1st, the Fagali’I airport was reopened by the Polynesian Airlines. All their services were back and additional flights to Pago Pago, American Samoa. However, this was not given a warm welcome from both the government and the community at large. They felt their safety was being jeopardized and thought of the environmental hazards that would occur as a result of the operations by the airport.
Over the years, several airlines have operated in this airport. They are Polynesian Airlines, Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways and the Talofa Airways. The airlines have enabled services for international flights to destinations such as Pago Pago all at a cheaper cost according to wikipedia.org.
When you finally land at Fagali’I Airport, you need a comfortable place to rest after a long flight. Unfortunately, there are no accommodation services offered at the airport. There are only plastic chairs that you are not likely to enjoy spending a night on. Fortunately, several hotels are close to the airport. Among them are Talofa Inn, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Su Accommodation and Travelers Point Hotel according to world-airport-codes.com.
Most of the hotels above offer deals in that when you book a flight and accommodation simultaneously, they will charge you less than they could have if you booked them differently on expedia.com. This is one of the cheapest ways you can enjoy your stay in Samoa. Other than accommodation, they also offer meals to the guests so do not stress upon where you can grab your favorite burger.
There are also other airports neighboring Fagali’I airport. Apia Faleolo airport, Pago Pago Airport, and Ofu Airport are among the closest. However, Fagali’I airport has the cheapest flight services at all times. If your budget is not at its best, you could choose to travel with Fagali’I any day.