Fitiuta Airport is a 34-acre public airport operated and maintained by the Department of Port Administration (DPA) of the America Samoa Government (ASG). Airport land is leased from 30 local families. The airport serves the aviation needs of Ta’u Island of the Manu’a Island Group in American Samoa. Fitiuta Airport is located on the Island of Ta’u in American Samoa (a group of seven small islands), an unincorporated territory of the United States approximately 18 degrees south of the equator. Tutuila is the largest and most populated island of the group. The Manu’a Islands Group, Rose Atoll, Aunu’u, and Swains Island are also included within the territory. Ta’u is one of the Manu’a Islands Group which also includes the islands of Ofu and Olosega. Chartered flights from Pago Pago to Fitiuta cost about $4,400.

 

The Manu’a Islands Group is located approximately 70 miles east of Tutuila. American Samoa is located in the central Pacific Ocean and is in the eastern portion of the Samoan archipelago. It is a self-governing, unincorporated territory of the United States and consists of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls. The AP_Fitiuta.pngSamoan archipelago is approximately 2,600 miles south-southwest of Hawaii and 4,600 miles west-southwest from Los Angeles, 1,800 miles east-northeast from New Zealand, and 2,700 miles northeast of Australia. American Samoa is located to the west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles south of Tokelau. To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group.

 

The total land area of the American Samoan group is 77 square miles. Ta’u Island is approximately 17 square miles in area; the largest of the Manu’a Islands. Ta’u Island is rectangular in shape and is the remnant of a shield volcano. The caldera of the volcano is evidenced on the south side of the island, which is defined by Lata Mountain. Fitiuta Airport is located on the northeast corner of the island and spans over two village boundaries: Maia and Leusoali’i. Occasionally the village is referred to as Fitiuta. Leusoali’i Village is the eastern most village on Ta’u and resides within Fitiuta County. Faleaso Village is located approximately 6 miles west of the airport and is on the northwestern corner of the island. The primary wharf for Ta’u is located in Faleasao. Other villages on the island include Luma and Si’ufaga. Ta’u can be characterized as a warm, tropical island surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean with temperatures moderated by southeast trade winds. It has humid days and nights and rainfall is abundant.

 

The entire island is connected by one road that starts at the western coast of Ta’u and connects Si-ufaga, Ta’u, Fiti’uta, Tufu Point, and ends at Si’u Point. Part of the eastern road segment is within a national park. This road is used for visitors connecting to Faleasao Harbor from Fitiuta Airport to access Ofu. A split off of the road leaves Ta’u to head to Utumanu’a Point, Faleasao, and Si’ulagi Point. Car rentals are not available on Ta’u, requiring visitors to hire locals for ground transportation.

LOCATION

FAA Identifier:                            FAQ

Latitude/Longitude:                     14-12-57.9949S / 169-25-24.7775W
14-12.966582S / 169-25.412958W
 -14.2161097 / -169.4235493 (estimated)

Elevation:                                  110 ft. / 34 m (estimated)

Variation:                                  12E (1990)

Time Zone:                                UTC -11 (year round; does not observe DST)

 

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AIRPORT OPERATIONS

Airport use:                                Open to the public; TO LAND CTC AMGR PAGO PAGO INTL ARPT;

                                                 CALL 684-  699-9101

Activation date:                          10/1990

Sectional chart:                          GNC 20

Control tower:                            No

ARTCC:                                    HONOLULU CONTROL FACILITY CENTER

FSS:                                         HONOLULU FLIGHT SERVICE STATION

NOTAMs facility:                       HNL (NOTAM-D service available)

Attendance:                               0500-1700

Wind indicator:                           Yes

Segmented circle:                      Yes

Lights:                                      ACTVT MIRL RY 12/30; PAPI RYS 12 & 30; REIL RYS 12 & 30 – CTAF.

Beacon:                                    White-green (lighted land airport)FAQ_Airport_View.png

                                                Operates sunset to sunrise.

Landing Fee:                             Yes

Fire and Rescue:                       ARFF index A.

AIRPORT COMMUNICATIONS

CTAF:                                       122.9

RUNWAY INFORMATION

RUNWAY 12/30

Dimensions:                              3200 x 75 ft. / 975 x 23 m

Surface:                                    Concrete/grooved, in good condition

Weight bearing capacity:            Single wheel:     12.5

Runway edge lights:                  Medium intensity

 

RUNWAY 12                                         RUNWAY 30

Latitude:                                   14-12.783387S                                       14-13.149777S

Longitude:                                 169-25.608493W                                    169-25.217422W

Gradient:                                   0.2%                                                     0.2%

Traffic pattern:                           Left                                                       Left

Runway heading:                       122 magnetic, 134 true                           302 magnetic, 314 true

Markings:                                  Basic, in good condition                          Basic, in good condition

Visual slope indicator:                2-light PAPI on left (3.25 degrees             2-light PAPI on left (3.00

glide path)                                              degrees glide path)

Runway end identifier lights:       Yes                                                        Yes

AIRPORT OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Ownership:                    Publicly-owned

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Owner:                          Government of American Samoa

                                    Department of Port Administration

P.O. Box 1539

                                    Pago Pago, AS 96799

Phone 684-633-4251 / 684-699-9101

Airport Manager:           Tavita S. Fuimaono

                                    ASG Dept. of Port Administration

                                    P.O. Box 1539

                                    Pago Pago, AS 96799

                                    Phone 684-699-9101 / 684-733-3154

MORE INFORMATION

Fitiuta Airport is located in Fitiuta Village and is owned by the American Samoa Government and is operated by the Department of Port Administration, Airport Management Division. Phone number 685-42530 is a direct line that rings in the tower instead of the airport switchboard.

 

Port Director:                Taimalelagi, Dr. Claire Tuia Poumele

                                    ASG Dept. of Port Administration

P.O. Box 1539

                                    Pago Pago, AS 96799

                                    Phone 684-733-3076 / 684-699-9101

Deputy Director:            Christopher J. King

ASG Dept. of Port Administration

P.O. Box 1539

                                    Pago Pago, AS 96799

                                    Phone 684-258-5464 / 684-699-9101

Airport Supervisor:        Taufa’ase’e Te’i

                                    ASG Dept. of Port Administration

P.O. Box 1539

                                    Pago Pago, AS 96799

                                    Phone 684-677-3570 / 684-699-9101