Mindoro Airport

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Mindoro Airport
Vigan Airport

Paliparan ng Mindoro
IATA: VGNICAO: RPUQ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Vigan City
Location Barangay Mindoro, Vigan City
Elevation AMSL 33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates 17°33′17″N 120°21′22″E / 17.55472°N 120.35611°E / 17.55472; 120.35611Coordinates: 17°33′17″N 120°21′22″E / 17.55472°N 120.35611°E / 17.55472; 120.35611
Map
RPUQ is located in Philippines
RPUQ
RPUQ
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,045 3,429 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 47,548
Aircraft movements 25,244
Metric tonnes of cargo
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.[1]

Mindoro Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Mindoro, Ilokano: Pagtayaban ti Mindoro) (IATA: VGNICAO: 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

On March 19, 2009, Interisland Airlines began flying between the airport and Manila[2] and were discontinued after a few months due to low demand. SkyJet will soon be flying to Vigan from Manila.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2008". March 3, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ Inter Island Airlines to operate scheduled flights from Vigan City, Alternative Airlines, February 28, 2009