The Fagali Airport is the only airport found on the beautiful Somoa Islands. Other than the airport, the island has just a few housing communities and stores for resident convenience. The airport was once owned by the government but was closed due to noise and pollution violations. The airport was used primarily for military testing and training. After it was closed, it remained abandoned for several years before Polynesian Airlines purchased it in 1998 and reopened it as the Fagali Airport. Now, the airport is the biggest facility on the island and continues to expand to offer more amenities and airlines for those traveling to and from the area.
The Fagali Airport has a few airlines found within facility such as Somoa Air, Pogo Pogo Air and South Pacific Airways. Somoa Air is the only international airline within the airport, and it offers flights to America, Canada and Africa. The airport recently received a safety award from the International Flight Association as being one of the most secure airports in the world. The airport takes its job seriously when concerning bag checks and security checks to ensure that everyone going onto the plane is free of weapons and other harmful substances. Over 200 people work for the Fagali Airport and can be found keeping the airport running efficiently.
If you’ll be traveling through the airport, there are several amenities available to make flying a lot more convenient. These amenities include an in-house restaurant that is open around the clock, several cafes and coffee shops as well as a large gift shop ideal for picking up items you want to bring home to your family. Because over 30,000 flights leave the airport each year and millions of people use the airport annually, it’s one of the busiest airports in the world.
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