Francisco B. Reyes Airport

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Francisco B. Reyes Airport
Paliparang Francisco B. Reyes
Francisco B Reyes Airport.jpg
IATA: USUICAO: RPVV
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Busuanga and Coron, Palawan
Elevation AMSL 45 m / 148 ft
Coordinates 12°07′17″N 120°06′00″E / 12.12139°N 120.10000°E / 12.12139; 120.10000Coordinates: 12°07′17″N 120°06′00″E / 12.12139°N 120.10000°E / 12.12139; 120.10000
Map
USU/RPVV is located in Philippines
USU/RPVV
USU/RPVV
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,200 3,937 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 51,431
Aircraft movements 3,376
Metric tonnes of cargo 1,235
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.[1]

Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Francisco B. Reyes) (IATA: USUICAO: 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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Juan Puerto Princesa
Cebu Pacific Cebu, Manila
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila
SkyJet Manila

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2008". 3 March 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 

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