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Faleolo International Airport (IATA: APW) is an airport located 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Apia, the capital of Samoa.
Until 1984, Faleolo could not accommodate jets larger than a Boeing 737. Larger jets, such as the Boeing 747, which are commonly used to service faraway destinations such as the US West Coast, Australia or New Zealand, could only land at nearby Pago Pago International Airport in the village of Tafuna, in American Samoa. Since the airport's expansion, however, most international traffic now serves Faleolo, and Tafuna only has service to Honolulu.
Small propeller jets connect American and independent Samoa.
Flexible runway surface, medium subgrade strength, medium tyre pressure (1500kpa max), and technical evaluation has been installed. Boeing 747s are the largest aircraft that can land at Faleolo. The runway is not strong enough for DC-10s, and is weight-restricted for Airbus A340 aircraft. Currently, Boein ... expand g 767s are the largest aircraft seen at Faleolo.
Faleolo Tower has some jurisdiction over the airspace of American Samoa and Tonga as well as its own airspace. It is assisted by the tower at Nadi, Fiji and the whole area is under Oceanic Control from Auckland, New Zealand.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Faleolo International Airport:
Air New Zealand
Inter Island Airways
Virgin Blue operated by Polynesian Blue
This information was source by Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faleolo_Airport