Commonwealth Broadband Pacific Forum 2017


Faleolo International Airport is 35km west of Apia and is the main gateway into Samoa. The airport handles both International and Domestic flights. The new international airport was launched in 2016 with the arrivals in a makeshift area to allow completion of the new arrival section. There are ANZ and BSP banks, Western Union, ATMs, food and duty free shopping available. There is also a domestic airport at Fagalii that flies to American Samoa. . There are no airport lounges at the airport. Check-in counters are located near the terminal entrance.

ANZ, BSP and Western Union have branches in the terminal building where money can be exchanged. Pre-purchase Samoan Tala in the form of cash from Travel Money OZ.

International and domestic flights operate between Faleolo international airport and following destinations:

Airlines and destination

International and domestic flights operate between KL international airport and following destinations:

Airline Operator Flying From
Air New Zealand Aukland
Fiji Airways Honolulu, Nadi
Fiji Airways
operated by Fiji Link
Inter Island Airways Pago Pago, Tau
Polynesian Airlines Maota, Pago Pago
British Airways London–Heathrow
Samoa Air Asau, Canton, Fagali’i, Funafuti, Maota, Pago Pago, Vava’u
Talofa Airways Pago Pago
Virgin Samoa Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney



Visa requirement

All delegates must:

  • Have a return or onward ticket;
  • Possess a passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended date of departure from Samoa;
  • Have a valid visa or permit for transit countries to get to Samoa and return.

For further information please refer to the following website:

To ensure that delegates do not have problems at the border please hand carry a copy of the letter of invitation from CTO for the “Commonwealth Broadband Pacific Forum 2017”


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Further Information:

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Unutoa Fonoti,
CEO, Office of the Regulator.
Mulinu’u, Apia.
Tel: +685 30282

Mr. Tua’imalo Asamu Ah Sam, CEO, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
Level 6. TATTE Building, Apia
Tel: +685 26117

Robert Hayman,
Events Manager
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization
+44 (0) 20 8600 3805
+44 (0) 208 600 3819