Fagali’I is a very beautiful village on an island named Upolu in the unitary parliamentary democracy and the independent state of Samoa. It is a village that is around five kilometers from the capital of Samoa named Apia. As per the 2006 Census, the population of Fagali’I is around 1,600. The nearest airport to Fagali’I Airport and one of the nearest attractions that are highly popular among the tourist is the Royal Samoa Golf Course. The airport was reopened in 2002 after a long period of closure. However, the Fagali’s Airport was decommissioned in 2005 due to safety concerns and due to the noise pollution caused in the surrounding areas. The airport was reopened in 2009 by the Polynesian Airlines, which runs the Fagali’I Airport. One of the services that were resumed after the Fagali’I Airport was reopened is the flight to Pago Pago, part of the American Samoa.
The operations of Fagali’I Airport and the news to reopen it are surrounded by criticism. It is because the operation of the airport had implications on the surrounding villages and the environment in general. Two of the airlines that operate from the Fagali’I Airport are Samoa Air and Polynesian Airlines. As per the IATA, the abbreviation of the Fagali’I Airport is FGI. Two other airlines that have recently started its operations at the Fagali’I Airport are Talofa Airways and South Pacific Island Airways.
The airports near Fagali’I Airports are Apia Faleolo Airport, Ofu Airport, Pago Pago Airport, Fitiuta Airport, and Niuatoputapu Airport. The Fagali’I Airport is equipped with the modern facilities and is upgraded recently to accommodate the requirements of the modern travelers. It only has one runway, and while it was only-grass runway earlier, it has now been converted to a proper tarmac. In recent years, the traffic to Fagali’I Airport has been increasing steadily as more and more people wish to come to Samoa Islands for vacation. Samoa is a part of the Commonwealth of Nations and has also been submitted to the United Nations. Fagali’I Airport plays a crucial role from the transit point of view and has become an accessible airport in the region.