The Samoa Airport Authority presented a cheque of $653,141.50 to the government yesterday.
The money was its dividend on profits earned in 2015.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi acknowledged the Samoa Airport Authority’s performance.
“I never thought that you will be able to do this until the next twenty years,” he said.
“However, this is a miracle and this shows that Samoa Airport Authority has grown.
"It’s a good thing because there are a lot of projects at Faleolo at the moment."
One of them is the multi-million-tala redesigning and rebuilding of the airport.
The Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Manualesagalala Enokati Posala, presented the cheque on behalf of the Samoa Airport Authority.
The Authority is headed by C.E.O, Magele Hoe Viali.