25 Jun 2009

Fagalii airport to reopen for inter-Samoa flights

5:04 pm on 25 June 2009

Samoa's Polynesian Airlines has been given permission to resume flights between Fagalii airport in Apia and American Samoa.

This follows a safety inspection approval by the Samoa Airport Authority and a civil inspector of the Pacific Aviation Office or PASO.

Four years ago, Fagalii was closed down for safety reasons but after an investment of a quarter of a million US dollars, the airport os to be back in service next week.

The chief executive officer of the airline, Taua Fatu Tielu, says Fagalii airport will only be used for daytime flights, with other flights still using Faleolo international airport.