Paliparan ng Pagadian
Tugpahanan sa Pagadian
Pagadian City Airport facade viewed from the apron
|IATA: PAG – ICAO: RPMP|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
Zamboanga del Sur
|Elevation AMSL||2 m / 5 ft|
Pagadian Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Pagadian, Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Pagadian) (IATA: PAG, ICAO: RPMP), classified Principal Airport Class 1 or major domestic by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), is the airport serving the City of Pagadian, the rest of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, and the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay in the Philippines. The CAAP is the arm of the Department of Transportation and Communications which operates all the airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.
The airport is located approximately 5 kilometers from the city center and is situated in Barangays Muricay and Tiguma, Pagadian City.
Renovation and Re-opening
In 2006, the airport was subjected to a PHP 379.46 million-worth (8.72 million USD) rehabilitation and expansion project, pursuant of facility upgrade. The project was completed in December 2009.
On October 9, 2009, Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated the renovated airport. The first aircraft to land on the rehabilitated runway was a Fokker 70 of the Philippine Air Force carrying the Presidential Security Group (PSG) followed by a chartered Dornier 328 of the Royal Star Aviation with tail number RP-C8328 carrying the presidential entourage. The chartered jet from San Miguel Corporation with tail number RP-C8576 which served as the presidential jet was last to land.
The airport officially recommenced commercial operation on April 27, 2010 accommodating the first Cebu Pacific flight from Cebu City to Pagadian. The same airline also sent a plane from Manila to Pagadian on June 9, 2010 which commenced the airline's Pagadian to/from Manila flight offering.
Under Aquino's PPP program, the airport is scheduled to receive 42 million subsidy for upgrading of its facilities. This 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Cebu Pacific||Cebu, Manila|
PAL Express, a subsidiary of the Philippine Airlines, recently terminated its Manila-Pagadian-Manila and Cebu-Pagadian-Cebu routes but still maintains its ticketing office inside the airport.
- World Aero Data - Pagadian Airport (PAG) Details
- Pagadian.org - Pagadian Airport Almost Done
- Pagadian Airport Re-opens