Touching down at Fagali Airport

     The modern Fagali airport is different from its previous incarnations. The landing strip started out as a grass-only landing strip which took smaller commuter and charter planes. The island’s government closed the strip in 2002, according to Wikipedia.

Fagali’s airstrip has had a troubled history throughout most of the early 2000s. The strip closed again in 2006 because of noise and pollution complaints from nearby villages. During its previous operation, however, the airport managers made some improvements after its second closing. Travelers coming into the island of Fagali no longer have to endure a grass landing strip. Polynesian airlines passengers can touch down on concrete and asphalt.

The island enjoys a tropical climate, as do many of the Polynesian islands in the South Pacific. Travelers can expect warm temperatures all year round, although they need to check the weather reports in the south Pacific to make sure that the island is not in the paths of any typhoon.

As long as the landing is smooth, the passports are in order and there are no difficulties with the weather, the traveler should enjoy a tropical paradise. They can go swimming and surfing at the beach or they can go site seeing. They can even stick around the Fagali airport if they wish.

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