Fagali’i Airport is a small airport that lies just outside the city of Apia. Apia is the state capital of Samoa and many people use this airport to get to and from it. It is owned and operated by the Samoa Airport Authority and its JATA Code is FGI while its JCAO code is NSFI. It is named after the nearby village of Fagali’i which lies about 5 kilometers away from Apia.
The company that flies planes in and out of Fagali’i Airport is Polynesian Airlines. They have routes that fly daily to both Pago Pago and Savai’i, both cities in American Samoa. As this airport only accommodates smaller planes Polynesian Airlines uses three De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otters on these routes. Each of these planes can hold 19 passengers. The roundtrip route from Fagali’i Airport to Pago Pago’s is USD155 which includes all applicable taxes and fees.
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Once a passenger has landed at Fagali’i Airport they can exchange their money for Somoan Tata before exiting the airport. Like most airports there are taxis lined up in front of the concourse, as well as shuttles from many of the hotels on the island. The hotels on the island are quite affordable, with the least expensive being the Dave Parker Eco Lodge which is $25 a night normally and just $15 a night when on special. One of the nicest hotels in Apia, with stunning views of the beach, is the Aga Reef Resort which runs $235 a night according to expedia.com.
There are many entertainment possibilities around the Fagali’i Airport. The #1 show to see is FiaFia Night, held each Wednesday at the Beach Tanoa Tusitala Hotel according to cheapflights.com. Located .2 miles from the Fagali’i Airport, this show features traditional Samoan music and dancing with a highlight of them dancing with fire.
For those who want to scuba dive near Fagali’i Airport there is a company called Samoa Dive & Snorkel. They get great reviews from former customers as they accommodate everyone from beginners to experts. The owners of this company have 20 years of experience in the industry. It is suggested that you set aside more than three hours for this adventure.
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