Francisco B. Reyes Airport
|Francisco B. Reyes Airport
Paliparang Francisco B. Reyes
|IATA: USU – ICAO: RPVV|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Serves||Busuanga and Coron, Palawan|
|Elevation AMSL||45 m / 148 ft|
|Metric tonnes of cargo||1,235|
|Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.|
Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Francisco B. Reyes) (IATA: USU, ICAO: RPVV) is an airport serving the general area of Coron, located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is also shared with the neighboring municipality of Busuanga. The airport is named after Francisco Reyes, a mayor of Coron during the Commonwealth era known for having donated the land that forms the current airport complex.
The airport is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.
Francisco B. Reyes Airport was expanded in 2007, funded by a three million-dollar loan from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in cooperation with the Department of Transportation and Communications. The expansion, which included the construction of a new terminal building and the completion of the airport's then-unfinished concrete runway, was inaugurated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on November 10, 2008.
The airport terminal was severely damaged by Supertyphooon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013.
Airlines and destinations
|Cebu Pacific||Cebu, Manila|
operated by PAL Express
- "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2008". 3 March 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2009.