Situated only two miles from the center of town, Fagali’i International Airport is the second busiest airport in Upolu, Samoa. It has a single runway and has been operating continuously since 2009, serving both the Samoan Islands and other worldwide destinations. Polynesian Airlines is the main airline partner of the airport, but it also services South Pacific Island Airways, Samoa Air, Talofa Airways, and includes a regular serving flight to Pago Pago, American Samoa.
The countryside surrounding Fagali I Airport is a stunning array of lush green arranged into little hills and flat, open expanses around which the city of Apia has been built, making it a feast for the visual senses. Even the airport, itself a product of the industrial world, seems to have taken care not to overtake the beauty of the Samoan archipelago.
Because Fagali Airport is located so close to the center of Apia, Samoa’s capital city, there are a great number of tourist destinations easily reachable by car or taxi. Fagali Airport also stands close to the Royal Samoa Country Club Golf Course, built in 1970, for golf enthusiastic who want quick access to the links.
Other areas of note for international travelers include Yoga Hiking Tours, which offers yoga classes in a variety of breath-taking locations around Upolu, the Old Apia Market, a small flea market offering local souvenirs and handcrafted gifts of the Islands to take home as a vacation token, or even Papaseea Sliding Rock, a 16 foot natural rock slide that is a favorite attraction for visiting tourists, especially for those from the opposite side of the world.
One of the biggest attractions of the island, and situated a mere 3.2 miles from Fagali Airport, is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, where the poet and writer lived for the last few years of his life. He is also buried there, and those who consider themselves fans of his work make pilgrimages.
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