|IATA: FGI – ICAO: NSFI
|Operator||Samoa Airport Authority|
Fagali'i Airport was previously owned and operated by Polynesian Airlines and the Samoa Government. Fagali'i airstrip - at one time a grass-only airstrip, was reopened on the 6th of July 2002 after the airstrip was re-sealed, only to be de-commissioned in Jan 2005 due to Government and village concerns, allegedly due to safety and noise.
Rumours have since re-surfaced within the aviation community regarding the possibility of having the airstrip re-opened as the country's flag carrier has since downsized to 2 Turboprop DHC 6 Twin Otter aircraft and single BN2 Britten-Norman Islander. Speculation about reviving the domestic inter-island service to Maota and possibility of re-stimulating regional travel brings hope[who?] to the nation's carrier now competing with Inter Island Airways and South Pacific Express who are operating Dornier 228 and Shorts 360 Regional Turbo Prop aircraft on the same route.
The proposal to re-open the airport was controversial and attracted criticism both for the safety and environmental issues with the airport's configuration and for the potential burden on local communities should the scheme fail.
Airlines that have operated from the airport include:
Terminals and destinations
|Polynesian Airlines||Pago Pago|
- Polynesian Whispers 2002
- Samoa Observer 23 November 2008
- Sagapolutele, Fili. "Polynesian to resume flying into Fagali’i airport this week". Samoa News. SamoaNews.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
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