Fagali’I Airport is an airport in Fagali’I, Samoa once owned and operated by Polynesian airlines and the Samoan government. Due to its grass-only pave strip, it was paved and reopened during the summer of 2002. A few years later, the airport was shut down for business after the government and the citizens of the area voiced their concerns about noise and safety.
In the summer of 2009, Fagali’I Airport was reopened under Polynesian airlines back on regular service with included flights to Pago Pago, American Samoa. Airlines the operate within the airport include Polynesian Airlines, Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways, and Talofa Airways. The airport was faced with criticism for safety and environmental issues.
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With all the issues that Fagali’I Airport has seen, the airport is still up and running and taking people where they need to go. There are many hotels and attractions near the airport to provide tourists with a great experience of the country of Samoa according to cheapflights.com. Hotels around the airport range from $50-$200 a night and are fairly close to the coast, providing a view of the beach, with its crystal blue waters and swaying palm trees. The hotels, such as Tanoa Tusitala, Le Alaimoana, and Insel Fehmarn, provide guest with a great view, a pool, and outdoor seating to soak up the sun. There are also resorts, such as Taumeasina Island, Seabreeze, and Saletoga Sands, provide their guest with a cafe, spa, and paddle boarding.
All of the fun doesn’t stop at the hotels and resorts because there is so much to do in the surrounding areas. For shopping, the Old Apia Market and Plantation House are nearby for anyone looking to purchase authentic souvenirs according to google.com. For those who enjoy nature, the Papapapaitai Falls, AquaSamoa, and Palolo Deep Marine Reserve are there for anyone to explore the fishes in the ocean and the lush green trees of the forest. The day doesn’t stop there because the nightlife is provided by Club X and Fiafia Night, which is a concert and show with a dinner. With all the attractions around the airport, its impossible to be bored.