Flying to the Fagali’l Airport

6 Jun

Flying to the Fagali’l Airport

     Fagali’l Airport is a small airport that serves Apia the capital of the Independent State of Samoa. It is located at Fagali-Uta. Its IATA airport code is FGI and the ICAO airport code is NSFI. Flights depart and arrive from Pago Pago and Savai’I from the airport. Polynesian Airlines owns and operates the airport. The small airport is the second busiest in Samoa after the Faleolo International Airport that serves Apia the capital city of Samoa. Fagali-l airport has a terminal with basic facilities and only one runway. Polynesian Airlines operates flights to the Pago Pago International Airport from here.

Tourists arriving at the Fagali’l Airport can reach Apia in a few minutes by taxi or bus. Local taxi operators provide a regular taxi service at the airport for tourists and visitors. Most hotels located near the airport offer an airport shuttle service that can be booked in advance. Amenities are basic and there is no place to stay within the airport. There are many comfortable hotels near the airport. Some well- known hotels are the Insel Fehmarn Hotel, the Le Manumea Resort, Orator hotel Samoa, Travellers Point Hotel and the Pasefika Inn.

There are many sights and attractions for tourists who arrive at the Fagali’l Airport. The best known is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum dedicated to the great Scottish author who made Samoa his home. He is fondly called Tusitala or writer of stories by the locals. Other attractions near the airport include the Fiafia Night Show with Samoan singing and dancing, hiking tours, diving and snorkeling opportunities, boat tours around the islands and the Samoan Cultural Village.

The Fagali’l airport may look small and basic to arriving tourists but they will soon realize that it is the gateway to a memorable and relaxing holiday in Samoa.


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