Moises R. Espinosa Airport

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Moises R. Espinosa Airport
Paliparang Moises R. Espinosa
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IATA: MBTICAO: RPVJ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Masbate City
Elevation AMSL 8 m / 26 ft
Coordinates 12°22′10″N 123°37′45″E / 12.36944°N 123.62917°E / 12.36944; 123.62917Coordinates: 12°22′10″N 123°37′45″E / 12.36944°N 123.62917°E / 12.36944; 123.62917
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MBT/RPVJ is located in Philippines
MBT/RPVJ
MBT/RPVJ
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,500 4,921 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 44,068
Aircraft movements 1,108
Metric tonnes of cargo 202.606
Source: Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.[1]

Moises R. Espinosa Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Moises R. Espinosa, Masbateño: Palupadan san Moises R. Espinosa, Bikol: Palayogan nin Moises R. Espinosa),[2] also known as Masbate Airport (IATA: MBTICAO: RPVJ), is the airport serving the general area of Masbate City, located in the province of Masbate in the Philippines. It is named after Moises Espinosa, Sr., the then-Representative of Masbate who was assassinated at the airport on March 17, 1989.[3]

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.

Future expansion[edit]

Moises R. Espinosa Airport underwent a renovation of its runway and terminal building between 2006 and 2008. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines plans to improve aviation facilities to become an airport that will welcome tourism in the province.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On January 2, 2008, Asian Spirit Flight 321, an NAMC YS-11 on a flight from Manila, overshot Runway 21 of the airport at 7:30 a.m. while landing, collapsing the right main landing gear and damaging the starbord engine. None of the 47 passengers and crew on board were seriously injured.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila

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