|IATA: AAU – ICAO: NSAU
|Serves||Asau, Savai'i, Samoa|
Asau Airport (IATA: AAU, ICAO: NSAU) is a small domestic airfield located in the thick dense jungle at the northwest end of Savai'i in Samoa. The airport is in the village of Asau and mainly services chartered flights.
This airport is open daily for 12 hours a day. According to the Samoan media, the Old and New Asau Airport is still operating under International Standards.
There is only one rigid and roughly surfaced runway. There are no runway lights, and there is no watch tower. Asau Airport, however, is under the main Sky Watch Tower at Faleolo International Airport on Upolu.
The small tarmac can only fit two Twin Otter planes, with an aircraft parking shed located near the tarmac. Another small shed serves as the airport terminal.
In 2003, a cyclone swept past Samoa and most of the South Pacific. Asau was badly affected and the airport suffered serious damage. Since 2006, the airport has been shut, and all passengers who wished to go to Asau had to go through Maota Airport.
Since then, the airport terminal was rebuilt and a new paved runway was installed. It is still uncertain whether the new runway is up to international standards.
Airlines and destinations
|Samoa Air||Apia, Maota|
This is a domestic airport which only serves flights in and out of Maota Airport, the main airstrip on Savai'i at the east end of the island, and Faleolo International Airport on the main island Upolu. It used to offer a flight to Pago Pago, American Samoa.
- "South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)" (DOC). 21 July 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2009.