Faleolo international airport (APW)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Faleolo International Airport serves Samoa with international flights to the United States (Hawaii and American Samoa), Australia, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand

Official Website: samoaairports.com/
Number of Terminals - 1 - 
Airlines: Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Samoa Airways, Virgin Australia, Real Tonga, Talofa Airways.
Annual passenger traffic: 
Tel: +685) 23201


Faleolo International Airport is an airport located 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Apia, the capital of Samoa. 

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What services does Faleolo international airport (APW) facilities include

Tourist information desk outside the arrivals hall, available during the flight hours, Phone/Communication services, Bank/Foreign Currency Exchange (bank, atm cash machines and Western Union office).

Dining - There is Cafe in the  Arrival Terminal - Public Area / Departure Terminal 1st Floor - Check In Area. A restaurant is located in the Arrival Terminal - Public Area. Another restaurant is in the arrival 2nd Floor and two Cafes in the Departures Hall

Shopping - Several shops in the arrivals and departures hall. A duty free is located in the  Departure Terminal 2nd Floor 


Accommodation near Faleolo international airport (APW)

Salani Surf Resort (0.1 km), Transit Motel (0.1 km), Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort (3 km)


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Public and private transportation


Shuttle Bus services from the airport are provided to the major tourist centers, resorts and hotels and costs about WST20-25 depending on hotel/resort locations. They can be booked before arrival or can be arranged upon arrival after customs clearance. Upon booking please mention any special assistance you may require.


The taxi ride to Apia costs about WST80. Please agree on the fare with the driver before starting your journey.


Standard public buses run regularly to Apia from the main road outside the Airport, a short walk from the terminal. The fare is about WST5.


Car rental agencies

There are several car rental companies outside the arrival terminal and are open during the flight hours.

AA Rent-a-Car, Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Discovery Rentals, Funway Rentals, Samoana Rentals, Taumeasina Rentals, MS Car Rentals, MY Rental


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Parking services at Faleolo international airport (APW)

There are 3 open air parking lots in front of the terminal building.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

The Airport is fully equipped with special access facilities to provide all travelers, as well as meters, greeters and Airport employees with a safe, convenient means of getting around. Passengers requiring special assistance should notify the airline about their particular needs in advance.

There are parking spaces reserved for the disabled.

Inside the terminal building - Stairs/Escalators/Elevators. There are stairs, escalators and elevators providing access to all floors of the terminal building.

Restrooms - To accommodate wheelchair users, most restrooms have larger stalls, grab bars and lower accessories, such as sinks, paper towel dispensers and mirrors. Large, private restrooms are available to any adults who require assistance as well as parents traveling with small children.

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Latest updates: July 17, 2019