The Fagali’l airport had devoted its duties on the achievements of meeting both hazardous conditions set by the Samoan government and gaining surrounding accommodations for its customers.
The Fagali’l airport, currently services flights to and from Pago Pago and Saval’l, before opening its doors a second time, only offered flights to Saval’l. This advancement allowed and increased the number of flights conducted through the airport, but soon after, the airport would lose much business to surrounding airports due to accommodation concerns.
Starting with a grass airstrip, Fagali’l Airport decided that an upgrade was necessary, as the grass was a bit old fashioned and quite slippery due to morning due and rain. Converting from grass to pavement was the goal and the accomplishment, but matters would surface, causing the airport to shut down.
Getting rid of the disadvantaged conditions of the grass lead to the disadvantages of the pavement, which were louder and bumpier for landing and these conditions were a nightmare for the village, which lead to hazardous conditions that the government felt was grounds for shutting down the airport according to cheapflights.com.
The owner, Polynesian Airlines, didn’t take this bump in the road as the end, about four years later, the airlines re-opened its doors, after meeting hazardous conditions. Many concerns were still factors regarding the noise, but a lot more manageable by the village and so the airline continued on with business.
Fagali’l airpot would add a new destination to its list: Pago Pago – the territorial capital of American Samoa according to expedia.com. Although this would seem to work incredibly in the beginning, business took a plummet due to Fagali’l’s lack of accommodations. Hotels and transportation were critical and customers would take their business elsewhere as a result. It was then when matters had to be addressed as so it was indeed.
Now, numerous hotels surround the airport, including, but not limited to: Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Le Alaimoana Hotel and Samoan Outrigger Hotel are factual and shutters are available as well. According to wikipedia.org, customers of the airline can now, not only get a hotel near, but as low as $49 per night. This was a huge turning point for the airline and at this point business would pick up for the airline.
Through its roadblocks, The Fagali’l airport persevered, continuing business as planned and never taking its disadvantages as the end. The Fagali’l airport is located just a few minutes outside of Apia.
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