Introduction of Asau Airport
Asau Airport (IATA code: AAU, ICAO code: NSAU) is a small domestic airfield located in the thick dense jungle at the northwest end of Savai'i in Samoa. The airport is in the village of Asau and mainly services chartered flights. After being closed for six years the airport reopened in April 2021. There is only one rigid and roughly surfaced runway. There are no runway lights, and there is no watch tower.
Only Twin Otter and Britten-Norman Islander planes can land and take off this small airport, generally because the runway and tarmac cannot handle any other larger and heavier aircraft. The small tarmac can only fit two Twin Otter planes, with an aircraft parking shed located near the tarmac. Another small shed serves as the airport terminal.