Paliparan ng Mindoro
|IATA: VGN – ICAO: RPUQ|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Location||Barangay Mindoro, Vigan City|
|Elevation AMSL||33 m / 108 ft|
|Metric tonnes of cargo|
|Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.|
Mindoro Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Mindoro, Ilokano: Pagtayaban ti Mindoro) (IATA: VGN, ICAO: RPUQ), also known as Vigan Airport, is located in Barangay Mindoro, Vigan City, and serves the area of Vigan City, the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur, in the Philippines. The airport is the only one in Ilocos Sur. Note that the airport is not on the island of Mindoro.
It is classified as a community airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the part of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of all airports in the Philippines except the major international ones.
Previously,[when?] the airport was considered[by whom?] a "sleeping asset" for the city of Vigan, since no revenue was generated from its operations. Plans[by whom?] to expand and modernize the airport, in part to lighten the burden of traveling to Vigan from Manila and other cities and towns by bus, as well as to develop the city's burgeoning tourism industry were adopted.
- "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2008". March 3, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2009.
- Inter Island Airlines to operate scheduled flights from Vigan City, Alternative Airlines, February 28, 2009