Fagali’I Airport is a small airport in Samoa. It is located by Apia on the island Upolu. It is a private airport which is owned by Polynesian Airlines.
Fagali’I Airport have several flights a day to Samoa which is just a half-hour away by air. These flights land in Pago Pago which has an international airport. This airline uses three DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft.
Another airline that uses Fagali’I Airport is Samoa Air. Fagali’I Airport also fly to American Samoa and they have one to two flights a day. They started using this airport five years ago although at first this was resisted by Polynesian Airlines who wanted to use this airport exclusively. According to the chief executive of Samoa Air, Chris Langston, they reversed this position after the Prime Minister of Samoa intervened in the situation because he had pledged that both airlines could use the airport.
The IATA Code for Fagali’I Airport is FGI while its ICAO Code is NSFI. The concourse is mostly a single large room where luggage is delivered from airplanes that have landed and is also where the ticketing office is. There is also a small area to exchange currencies although this can also be done at ATM machines located all over Apia.
Tripadvisor.com has written about the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do around the Fagali’I Airport. Their top 10 picks for hotels include Le Manumea Hotel, at $68 a night, and Hotel Millenia which is $67 a night. Both have beautiful pools for guests to enjoy. According to this website, some of the best restaurants are Milani Caffe Samoa, Paddles Restaurant, Scalinis Restaurant, and the Bistro Tatau.
There are many things to do near the Fagali’I Airport whether you want to swim with fish, shop, see museums, or go on guided tours according to wikipedia.org. One of the most popular spots for tourists is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum which was this poet’s home during his last years. It features his artifacts and those of other people from the 18th century. His burial site is located above this museum on a rock outcropping.
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