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Fagali'i Airport was an
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airport
located in Fagali'i,
Samoa Samoa (, ), officially the Independent State of Samoa ( sm, Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; sm, Sāmoa, ) and until 1997 known as Western Samoa, is a Polynesia Polynesia (, ; from grc, πολύς "many" and grc, νῆσος "i ...

Samoa
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History

Fagali'i Airport was previously owned and operated by
Polynesian Airlines Samoa Airways, formerly Polynesian Airlines, is the state-owned State ownership, also called government ownership and public ownership, is the ownership of an Industry (economics), industry, asset, or Business, enterprise by the State (polity ...
and the Samoan Government. Fagali'i airstrip - at one time a grass-only airstrip, was paved and reopened on 6 July 2002, only to be de-commissioned in January 2005 due to Government and village concerns over safety and noise. On 1 July 2009, Polynesian Airlines reopened Fagali'i airport and resumed a service that included international flights to
Pago Pago Pago Pago ( ; Samoan Samoan may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to the Samoan Islands, an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean ** Something of, from, or related to Samoa, a country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands ...
,
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American Samoa
. The reopening of 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: * Polynesian Airlines (now
Samoa Airways Samoa Airways, formerly Polynesian Airlines, is the state-owned flag carrier airline of Samoa. The airline was founded in 1959 as "Polynesian Airlines", providing domestic and international flights throughout the South Pacific. International ope ...
) * Samoa Air * South Pacific Island Airways * Talofa Airways The airport closed on 31 December 2019.


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