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Airport Overview

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

Country

Samoa

Province or District

Faleolo

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

  Apia

 22 km

Airport’s Complete Name

Faleolo International Airport

Latitude

13.82972222

Longitude

172.00833333

Elevation (ft and m)

58’ / 17 m

IATA Code

APW

ICAO Code

NSFA

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Samoa Airport Authority

Management Contact Person

Magele Hoe Viali

Open From (hours)

24/7

Open To (hours)

24/7

Airport Picture   

 

 1 Samoa Airways Hangar       2 Tower           3 Terminal bldg.          4 Cargo & Customs bldg.

 5 Fuel Services                       6 Apron            7 Fire & Rescue Services

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

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/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

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

 

 

Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

3,500

300

10

Total Passengers

33,000

2,700

900

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

4,000 mt

300 mt

10 mt

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

1,500 mt

120 mt

4 mt

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

Nil

Nil

Nil

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.

Runways

The runway is in near new condition. There are no issues.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3000 m X 45 m

Orientation

08/26

Surface

Tarmac

 

Helicopter Pad(s)

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.

Airport Infrastructure Details

The airfield facilities are well maintained and in good condition. Firefighting equipment is similarly well maintained. Passenger and cargo terminals have undergone recent upgrades.

 

Customs

Yes. Present for all arrivals and departures.

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes. Present for all arrivals and departures.

AVGAS 100

No

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

No

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

Yes. Private bus and taxi services   for all arrivals and departures.

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Cat 8 (Cat 9 with 40 minutes prior notice)

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Apron lighting

Airport Radar

No

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

  

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

747

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

747

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

Heavy x 2 or Medium x 3

Storage Area (m3 and mt)

120m2 to any weight.

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

  No

Max Capacity (mt)

N/a

Max Height

(m)

N/a

Loading Ramps

Yes.  JCB (x3)

Max. 5 mt each to 747 height (7m)

Other Comments

2.5mt forklift (average condition)

30m3 cool store scheduled to be operational by early 2019.

Customs Guidance

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 

Storage Facilities

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.

 

 Airfield Costs

NAVIGATION CHARGES

 

Charges

 

 

0 - 50,000

>50,000

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

0

0

Landing USD - $

$22/1000Kg

$27.5/1000Kg

Night Landing USD - $

$35/movement if lights utilised

Night Take-Off USD - $

Parking

$70 /1000kg

3 to 24 hrs

 

$1.40/1000kg 24 hrs and over

 

Handling Charges

N/a

N/a

FUEL SERVICES CHARGES

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

Jet A-1

  $ US 0.91

Avgas

N/a