The Fagali’I Airport is located in Apia, Somoa. It is a tiny airport that could easily be missed if you are not familiar with the area. It began as a simple grass strip airport.
In 2002, Fagali’I Airport was modernized into a paved airstrip but was shut down by the government in 2005 allegedly due to noise complaints and safety concerns. Polynesian Airlines once again opened the airport in 2009 to accommodate flights to Pago Pago and American Samoa. The America Samoa now services the flights to America Samoa.
Do not expect a large modern day terminal with modern conveniences in Fagali’I Airport. There is no lodging at the airport. There are two hotels within a mile of the hotel which are Samoan Outrigger Hotel and the Insel Fehmarn Hotel. The Insel Fehmarn hotel does offer an airport shuttle service. However, finding transportation to the airport is not difficult. There is a bus that drives around town with the sole purpose of picking up travelers. Just wave at the driver and hop on. Taxi service is also available in Fagali’I Airport, however, be careful that the driver does not try to overcharge for the ride. Walking is not an option unless being attacked by wild dogs sounds like fun.
Food or drinks are not available at the terminal according to expedia.com. However, there is a place across the street where snacks and soft drinks can be purchased. No food is allowed on the plane, however. There is no need to arrive at the airport early. There is one person that handles everything from check-in, baggage check, and everything else. The luggage is not the only thing that gets weighed. Passengers also get weighed.
There is no entertainment at the terminal. However, if you are looking for something to do close by there are a couple of options on youtube.com. The Museum of Samoa is two miles away, and it is a place to learn about all the significant events that have happened in the area. The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is only a mile from the airport. The Royal Samoa Golf Course is not too far if you have the time.