Located in Samoa, Fagali’I Airport is not one of the world’s largest airports. However, it is a key component of travel within the region. It is located in Apia, which is the capital and largest city in Samoa. This means that the airport is in a location convenient for many Samoans. It is one of just three airports located within the Samoan Islands.
Although the Fagali’I Airport now plays a significant role in air transport within the region, that almost was not the the case. It began its life as a grass strip airport, was renovated and reopened in 2002. However, its new lease on life did not last for long. It was decommissioned just three years later. A few years later, in 2009, it was again resurrected when it was reopened by Polynesian Airlines.
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Since that time, the airport, whose code is FGI, has played an important role in air travel within the region. It has seen its usage increase recently. In June of 2017, it was the site of the inaugural flight of Talofa Airways when one of the airlines’ planes flew to nearby Tonga according to wikipedia.org. Also in 2017, Polynesian Airlines nearly doubled the number of flights it offers each day in the Samoas to 14.
While the airport is useful for those who live in Samoa, it is also key for those who are visiting. Fagali’I Airport’s location makes it a convenient to many hotels of various classes and tourist attractions. Nearby are points of interest such as the Museum of Samoa, Piula Cave Pool, Pe’ape’a Cave, Mount Vaea and Upolu. Apia also serves as a convenient spot for tourists looking to stop, rest, get their bearings and move on to exploring the rest of what Samoa has to offer beyond the city itself. Thereby, the airport is ideally situated for visitors to Samoa according to youtube.com.
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