List of airports in the Philippines
Three classes of airports exist in the Philippines under the new system of classification instituted by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP): international airports, principal airports and community airports. Only airports owned by the national government are classified by the CAAP; the vast majority of minor aerodromes around the country are not owned by the national government and remain unclassified under the new scheme.
- 1 Classification
- 2 Airports
- 3 Airport improvements
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Airports in the Philippines have used two different types of classification: one previously by the Air Transportation Office (ATO) and another being used by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the successor body to the ATO.
The old ATO system divided airports into five classifications under two broad categories: international and domestic airports. These two broad categories were further divided into the following airport types:
- Primary international airports are the primary international gateways into the Philippines.
- Secondary international airports are airports that are capable of handling international flights but are not designated as primary international gateways. These airports may or may not service actual international flights and may or may not have active customs and immigration facilities.
- Trunkline airports or major commercial domestic airports are domestic airports in major cities around the Philippines that are capable of supporting large aircraft. These are, in most cases, the only domestic airports with an instrument landing system.
- Secondary airports or minor commercial domestic airports are domestic airports in smaller cities and municipalities usually capable of handling smaller propeller aircraft. Some airports in this classification are capable of supporting jet aircraft. However, these airports are only open from sunrise until sunset, usually requiring notification of airport authorities if nighttime landing is a necessity.
- Feeder airports are domestic airports capable only of handling small propeller aircraft. Many of these airports are small airstrips serving far-flung islands.
The new CAAP system revises the previous ATO system, while maintaining the current classification of airports into international and domestic airports. The change was made pursuant to the Philippine Transport Strategic Study and the 1992 Civil Aviation Master Plan. The new system rationalizes the system of airport classification, represented by the following types:
- International airports are airports capable of handling international flights. Airports in this category include airports that currently have or have previously served international destinations. There are currently ten airports in this category, including all primary international airports, most secondary international airports, and Puerto Princesa Airport and Kalibo Airport, both trunkline and secondary airports, respectively.
- Principal airports or domestic airports are airports that only serve domestic destinations. There are two types:
- Class 1 principal airports are airports capable of serving jet aircraft with a capacity of at least 100 seats. Most airports previously classified as trunkline airports, as well as some secondary airports, are placed in this category. One former secondary international airports — the Bacolod-Silay Airport — is also in this category.
- Class 2 principal airports are airports capable of serving propeller aircraft with a capacity of at least 19 seats. Loakan Airport in Baguio City, previously a trunkline airport, some secondary airports, and Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Malay, Aklan; Camiguin Airport, Cuyo Airport and Sayak Airport in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte (on Siargao Island), all feeder airports, are in this category.
- Community airports are airports that are used primarily for general aviation. Most feeder airports are in this category and only three airports: Cauayan Airport, Labo Airport in Ozamiz City and San Fernando Airport in La Union, all former secondary airports, have regular air service.
Some feeder airports previously classified in the old ATO system, such as Lucena Airport, are not covered by the new system. Airports not owned by the national government which were not classified in the previous ATO system, such as El Nido Airport, remain unclassified under the present CAAP system.
Airport names shown in bold indicate that the airport has scheduled service on commercial airlines. Under the current ICAO code scheme, airports in the Luzon island group (including the Cuyo Islands, but excluding Masbate and the rest of Palawan) are assigned RPL- and RPU- codes; those in the Visayas, Masbate and Palawan (except for Cuyo), RPV- and RPS-; and those in Mindanao, RPM- and RPN-. Airports whose ICAO codes are in italic may be obsolete as they do not fit the current scheme.
The list below follows the CAAP's classification for airports in the Philippines.
- ^ Cities that have become independent of the province are listed with the province it was formerly part of, as is the practice for statistical purposes.
Unclassified airports and airfields
Below are aerodromes that have remained unclassified under the new CAAP scheme. Most facilities listed below are privately owned by individuals or corporations, while some are owned (wholly or partially) by local governments. Some are non-operational, abandoned, or already closed. Most can only handle small aircraft, but a few can take some amount of chartered or regularly scheduled cargo and/or commercial air traffic.
|City/Municipality||Province||IATA||ICAO||Airport name||Primary related industry||Coordinates|
|Candelaria||Zambales||Acoje Airstrip||Mining (now defunct?)|
|Tarlac City||Tarlac||Alto Airfield||General aviation|
|Aparri||Cagayan||RPUA||Aparri (Maura) Airport||Tourism/general aviation|
|Mercedes (Apuao Grande Island)||Camarines Norte||Apuao Grande Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Cagwait||Surigao del Sur||Aras-Asan Airstrip||Forestry|
|San Fernando (Sibuyan Island)||Romblon||Azagra Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Baganga||Davao Oriental||BNQ||Baganga (Lambajon) Airport||Forestry|
|Balabagan||Lanao del Sur||Balabagan Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Polillo (Balesin Island)||Quezon||Balesin (Tordesillas) Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Aparri (Barit Island)||Cagayan||Barit Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Tanauan City||Batangas||Barradas Airfield||General aviation|
|Basay||Negros Oriental||Basay Airstrip||Mining|
|Kapalong||Davao del Norte||Bienvenida Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Brooke's Point||Palawan||Brooke's Point Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Buenavista||Agusan del Norte||RPWV||Buenavista Airfield||(defunct?)|
|Balabac (Bugsuk Island)||Palawan||Bugsuk (Bonbon) Airport||Agriculture|
|Mabalacat||Pampanga||Bundagul Airstrip||Heavy industry|
|Calatagan||Batangas||Calatagan (Hacienda Zobel) Airstrip||Agriculture/general aviation|
|San Francisco (Pacijan Island)||Cebu||Camotes Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Balabac (Candaraman Island)||Palawan||Candaraman Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Santa Catalina||Negros Oriental||Caranoche Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Carranglan||Nueva Ecija||Carranglan Airstrip||(defunct)|
|Taytay||Palawan||RZP (SDL)||RPSD||Cesar Lim Rodriguez (Taytay-Sandoval) Airport||Tourism/general aviation|
|Compostela||Compostela Valley||Compostela Airstrip 1||Agriculture|
|Compostela||Compostela Valley||Compostela Airstrip 2||Agriculture|
|Coron (Busuanga Island)||Palawan||XCN||Coron Rural Airport||Tourism/general aviation|
|Culion||Palawan||CUJ||Culion Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Dalaguete||Cebu||Dalaguete (Casay) Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Panabo City||Davao del Norte||Dapco Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Datu Paglas||Maguindanao||Datu Paglas Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Manolo Fortich||Bukidnon||RPMT (
||Del Monte Plantation Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Roxas||Palawan||RPVL||Del Pilar Airport||Tourism/general aviation|
|Lianga||Surigao del Sur||Diatagon Airstrip||Forestry (now defunct)|
|Dolores||Eastern Samar||RPVX||Dolores (Picardo) Airport||(defunct?)|
|Tubay||Agusan del Norte||Doña Rosario (Tubay) Airport||Agriculture|
|El Nido||Palawan||ENI||RPEN||El Nido (Lio) Airport||Tourism/general aviation|
|Aparri (Fuga Island)||Cagayan||Fuga Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Sablayan||Occidental Mindoro||General Emilio Aguinaldo (Sablayan) Airstrip||Agriculture/general aviation|
|Hagonoy||Davao del Sur||Guihing Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Buenavista||Guimaras||Guimaras Airfield||Tourism/general aviation|
|Santa Cruz (Hermana Mayor Island)||Zambales||Hermana Mayor Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Santa Cruz (Hermana Menor Island)||Zambales||Hermana Menor Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|San Vicente||Palawan||Inandeng Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Isabela City||Basilan||Isabela Airstrip||(defunct?)|
|Castillejos||Zambales||RPUJ||Jesus F. Magsaysay (Castillejos) Airfield||General aviation|
|Kalamansig||Sultan Kudarat||Kalamansig Airport||Agriculture|
|Panabo City||Davao del Norte||Kasilak (Evergreen Farms) Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Panabo City||Davao del Norte||Kasilak (Unifrutti) Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Isulan||Sultan Kudarat||RPMK (
|Tagum City||Davao del Norte||La Filipina Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Santo Tomas||Davao del Norte||La Libertad Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Caramoan (Lahuy Island)||Camarines Sur||Lahuy Airstrip||Mining|
|General Santos City||South Cotabato||Lagao Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Lanuza||Surigao del Sur||Lanuza (Carmen) Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Davao City||Davao del Sur||Lapanday Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Jose Panganiban||Camarines Norte||RPUP||Larap (Jose Panganiban) Airport||Mining|
|Lebak||Sultan Kudarat||LWA||Lebak Rural Airport||Agriculture|
|Lebak||Sultan Kudarat||Lebak Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Lucena City||Quezon||RPUE||Lucena Airport||General aviation|
|Kapalong||Davao del Norte||Luna Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Santo Tomas||Davao del Norte||Lunga-og Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Toledo City||Cebu||Lutopan Airstrip||Mining|
|Kapalong||Davao del Norte||Mabantao Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Aparri (Mabag Island)||Cagayan||Mabag Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Tagum City||Davao del Norte||Madaum (Hijo) Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Ramon||Isabela||RP0D (RP14)||Magat (MRMP) Airport||Heavy industry|
|Asuncion||Davao del Norte||Magatos Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Malalag||Davao del Sur||Malalag Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Malita||Davao del Sur||RP0G (RP17)||Malita Airport||General aviation|
|Mabini||Compostela Valley||Mampising Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Maragusan||Compostela Valley||Mapawa Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Don Carlos||Bukidnon||Maraymaray Airstrip||(defunct)|
|Mawab||Compostela Valley||Mawab Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Palimbang||Sultan Kudarat||Milbuk Airport||Agriculture|
|Sipalay City||Negros Occidental||Nabulao Airstrip||Mining|
|Nampicuan||Nueva Ecija||Nampicuan Airstrip||General aviation|
|Malaybalay City||Bukidnon||Nasuli (Bangcud) Airstrip||General aviation|
|Surigao City (Nonoc Island)||Surigao del Norte||RP0C (RP13)||Nonoc Airport||Mining|
|M'lang||North Cotabato||North Cotabato Rural Airport||Agriculture|
|Angeles City||Pampanga||RPLC||OMNI Aviation Complex||General aviation|
|Pagbilao (Pagbilao Grande Island)||Quezon||RP0B (RP12)||Pagbilao Airport||Heavy industry|
|Cuyo (Pamalican Island)||Palawan||Pamalican (Amanpulo) Airstrip||Tourism/general aviation|
|Paniqui||Tarlac||Paniqui Airstrip||General aviation|
|Isabel||Leyte||RP0E (RP15)||PASAR-LIDE Airport||Heavy industry|
|San Jose City||Nueva Ecija||Pinili (Upper Pampanga River Project) Airstrip||Heavy industry|
|Bislig City||Surigao del Sur||PICOP Airstrip||Forestry|
|Polomolok||South Cotabato||Polomolok Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Masinloc||Zambales||Poon Coto Airstrip||Mining|
|San Carlos City||Negros Occidental||Refugio Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Bataraza||Palawan||Rio Tuba Airport||Mining|
|Kananga||Leyte||Rizal Airstrip||Heavy industry (now defunct)|
|Samal||Bataan||Samal Airport||Heavy industry|
|Toledo City||Cebu||Sangi Airport||Heavy industry|
|Santo Tomas||Davao del Norte||San Miguel Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Santa Josefa||Agusan del Sur||Santa Josefa (Aurora) Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Concepcion||Tarlac||Santa Rosa (Voice of America) Airstrip||General aviation|
|Caluya (Semirara Island)||Antique||RPSR||Semirara Airport||Mining|
|Carles (Sicogon Island)||Iloilo||ICO||RPSG||Sicogon Airport||Tourism/general aviation|
|Sipalay City||Negros Occidental||Sipalay Airport (San Jose Airstrip)||General Aviation|
|Sirawai||Zamboanga del Norte||Sirawai Airport||Agriculture|
|Busuanga (Busuanga Island)||Palawan||SUMAPI (Old Busuanga) Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Braulio E. Dujali||Davao del Norte||TADECO I Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Panabo City||Davao del Norte||TADECO II Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Tampakan||South Cotabato||Tampakan Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Santa Cruz||Marinduque||Tapian Airport||Mining|
|Pantukan||Compostela Valley||Tibagon Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Santa Catalina||Negros Oriental||Tolong Airstrip||Agriculture|
|Magalang||Pampanga||Woodland Airpark (Gordon Boyce Airfield)||General aviation|
- ^ Cities that have become independent of the province are listed with the province it was formerly part of, as is the practice for statistical purposes.
Airports being planned or under construction
The list below does not include domestic airports that are only being upgraded. The status for some of the airports is from a document from the Department of Transportation and Communication, with information current as of June 30, 2008.
- Bacolod City Domestic Airport (closed in 2008) (Coordinates: )
- Malaybalay Airport (Coordinates: )
- Mandurriao Airport (closed in 2007) (Coordinates )
- Lumbia Airport (closed on June 15, 2013) (Coordinates: )
Military airports and airfields
In 2012, the government started bidding out projects for airports' rehabilitation and improvements which included runways, terminal and acquisition of equipment. Included in the program are the following airports:
- San Vicente Airport - 62.7-million: development project covers the construction of a passenger terminal, a fire station building, elevated water tank, runway extension with slope protection and hill obstruction removal.
- Pagadian Airport - Php42-million: project includes extension of runway, widening of taxiway, rehabilitation and improvement of passenger terminal building, improvement and expansion of vehicular parking area, construction of drainage system, and construction of perimeter fence.
- Bancasi Airport - Php45.5-million: development project entails the expansion of the apron, improvement and expansion of vehicular parking area, construction of drainage system, and construction of concrete hollow block fence.
- Dipolog Airport - Php55.2-million: project covers the supply of labor, materials, and equipment necessary for the completion of construction passenger terminal building.
- Sanga-Sanga Airport - Php63.9-million: project includes new terminal building, an expansion of its apron, and construction of a drainage system.
- Awang Airport - Php58.1-million: project includes widening of taxiway and runway to support the program of making North Cotabato as a strategic link to the major “arterial road system” in Mindanao.
- Panan-awan Airport - Php43.4 million : improvements to accommodate commercial flights which will include the construction of runway strip and runway subgrade extension.
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