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Ofu airport to close starting April 19th

ASG officials at Ofu runway rehab groundbreaking

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Due to construction on the runway, Ofu Airport — in the Manu’a island group — will be closed from Apr. 19th and will remain closed for up to six months, according to Port Administration director Christopher King in a recent public notice.

Port Administration apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the public for their patience and support “as we work to ensure safe operations continue at all our airports,” King said.

Last month Port Administration, held two public information meeting — at Ofu Airport and at Pago Pago International Airport — explaining the scope of the Ofu Runway Rehabilitation Project, which is funded with a grant award from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvements Project Grant.

Samoa Airways currently provides two weekly flights between Tutuila and Ofu Airport and three to Fitiuta Airport on Ta’u island.