Many visitors to Apia land at the Fagali’I Airport. This airport is only used by Polynesian Airlines and they fly routes exclusively between Apia and Pago Pago in American Samoa. However, this airline does offer chartered flights for sightseeing as well as doing emergency evacuations for those in severe medical conditions.
Fagali’I Airport just has a single airstrip for planes to land on and take off from. In the past other airlines have also used it such as Talofa Airways, Samoa Air, and South Pacific Island Airways. Its international airport code is FGI and it is in the Pacific/Apia time zone which means it is 14 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The airport consists of one large room in which you can book or pick up your tickets, if you haven’t already done so. You also wait in this room for your flight. The airport is air-conditioned and does have fans which are very helpful as it is located in the tropics.
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The Fagali’I Airport is central to most of the hotels on the island of Upolu. Depending on how nice of a hotel you want you can expect to pay somewhere between $24 to $180 a night with the average nightly cost being $70 on expedia.com.
There are seven museums that are within miles of the Fagali’I Airport. These are the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Plantation House Samoa, The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery, EFKS Museum, the Tiapapata Art Centre, the Museum of Samoa, and the Samoa Culture Centre according to cheapflights.com. These are all inexpensive to visit and feature historical artifacts of Samoa and are a celebration of its 3500 years of history of being populated.
When you’re staying in a hotel near the Fagali’I Airport, you will also have a large number of restaurants to choose from of every price range. Some of the “cheap eats” restaurants are Lynn’s Takeaway and the EziBro Juice Bar. Moderately priced places are the Nourish Cafe, Pacific Jewell’s Garden Cafe, and the Kokobanana Bar & Grill. Upscale dining options are Paddles Restaurant, Scalinis Restaurant, Amanaki Restaurant, and A Feast Restaurant by Sheraton among other options.
Search more about Fagali’I Airport: http://www.dohop.com/travel-guide/airports/FGI/Fagali’I Airport