Faleolo International airport

Sanitary gates installed at Samoa’s Faleolo International Airport

Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) said as the first and last point of defense, it has developed a Public Health Corridor initiative in its efforts to maintain a high level of preventative measures at the airport.

“The goal is that we provide a last attempt at eliminating the risks of infectious bacteria carried on all surfaces by keeping to the principles of the Public Health Corridor which essentially is an end to end management of the passenger flow from arrivals to when they depart from the airport premises,” said SAA General Manager, Silimana’i Ueta Solomona.

Samoa’s international airport receives Airport Health Accreditation

This means that after a grueling process of evaluation the airport has been certified to be a safe and health conscious airport under the Airport Health Accreditation programme.

“After reviewing the evidence presented through our evaluation process, your airport has shown that it is providing a safe airport experience for all travelers which is in line with the recommended health measures established in the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force Recommendations, along with industry best practices.

NZ company contracted to improve Samoa's Faleolo airport

The government said work on the apron and taxiway was the first priority and would start in May.

Rehabilitation of the runway will start in February next year.

The Samoa Airport Authority has also signed a $US 1,023,286.28 contract with the Hawaiian company LYON Associates Inc., for technical advice.

The airport rehabilitation project is funded by the World Bank and the Samoan government.


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Samoa opens part of new Faleolo terminal

 The new departure lounge cost $US31.7 million to build with funding coming through a loan from China.

The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said the project is part of the government's initiative to improve infrastructure.

"With the completion of the whole terminal building upgrades and the Samoa Airport Authority's new vision to be the Pacific's hub of air travel it is the government's hope that more new air carriers will make use of the new airport facilities to boost our tourism, trade and transport," said prime minister Tuilaepa.