The airport is well run, and all facilities are well maintained. It currently operates well within its capacity and is capable of handling increased volumes of flights, passengers and cargo if required. The runway is in good condition and passenger and cargo terminals have undergone recent upgrades.
It has ample taxi and bus services to the capital Apia, to which it is linked by good roads. Customs and immigration are present for all arriving and departing flights. There are no obvious bottlenecks.
Airport Location and Contact
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
Airport’s Complete Name
Faleolo International Airport
Elevation (ft and m)
58’ / 17 m
Managing Company or Airport Authority
Samoa Airport Authority
Management Contact Person
Magele Hoe Viali
Open From (hours)
Open To (hours)
1 Samoa Airways Hangar 2 Tower 3 Terminal bldg. 4 Cargo & Customs bldg.
5 Fuel Services 6 Apron 7 Fire & Rescue Services
Samoa Airways: Boeing 737-800 NZ and Aust.
Flight services to Pago Pago, (ex Fagali’I Airport)
Ground Handling services (Air NZ, Fiji, Samoa airways)
Talofa Airways: Maintain a hangar for maintenance on Samoa Airways fleet
Flight services to Pago Pago, Tonga (ex Fagali’I Airport)
Oceania Aviation: Handling services for Virgin Aust.
Petroleum Product Services: Aircraft fuelling services
For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Airport Companies Contact List
Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/
The airport currently provides adequate service for the current demand and has the capacity to absorb surge demand for both cargo and passenger services if required. Cargo handling facilities and terminal facilities have recently been upgraded and on-going improvements have been proposed.
Performance for 2017
Total Aircraft Movements
Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)
Current Activity of the Airport (MT)
Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)
Current cargo capacity operates at approximately 50% of capacity. In previous disaster situations it has operated at twice current operating levels. Cargo facilities have recently been upgraded and a 30m3 cold store facility should be operational by early 2019.
The runway is in near new condition. There are no issues.
3000 m X 45 m
There are no specific helicopter pads present, however, there are ample areas adjacent to runways for landing helicopters to any size. New Zealand has conducted numerous military exercises using helicopters from the airport.
The airfield facilities are well maintained and in good condition. Firefighting equipment is similarly well maintained. Passenger and cargo terminals have undergone recent upgrades.
Yes. Present for all arrivals and departures.
JET A-1 fuel
Yes. Present for all arrivals and departures.
Single Point Refuelling
Air Starter Units
Ground Power (mobile)
Pax Transport to Airfield
Yes. Private bus and taxi services for all arrivals and departures.
Ground Handling Services
Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)
Cat 8 (Cat 9 with 40 minutes prior notice)
Base Operating Room
Parking Ramp Lighting
Approach & Runway Lights
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo
Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet
Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)
Heavy x 2 or Medium x 3
Storage Area (m3 and mt)
120m2 to any weight.
Elevators / Hi Loaders
Max Capacity (mt)
Yes. JCB (x3)
Max. 5 mt each to 747 height (7m)
2.5mt forklift (average condition)
30m3 cool store scheduled to be operational by early 2019.
A customs office is located within the airport and customs officials are present at the airport for all arrivals and departures. Clearance is generally quick and efficient, and officials are not obstructing. If extra-large bulk consignments are being imported, it may be advisable to give 24 hours notice, to allow extra staff to be assigned to the airport.
For more information on customs in Samoa, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information
Secure, covered storage facilities at the airport are currently limited to 120m2. However, there is space adjacent to the runway and inside the perimeter security fence that would be suitable for erecting temporary storage (MSU’s) if required.
0 - 50,000
Navigation (per journey) USD - $
Landing USD - $
Night Landing USD - $
$35/movement if lights utilised
Night Take-Off USD - $
3 to 24 hrs
$1.40/1000kg 24 hrs and over
Fuel is supplied and distributed by Petroleum Product Services Ltd (PPS). Price is set by PPS. It is delivered to the airfield by tanker truck (30,000 L. capacity) into storage tanks (total capacity 534 mt).
Price per Litre USD - $
As of 07/08/2018
$ US 0.91