Puerto Princesa International Airport

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Puerto Princesa International Airport
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Puerto Princesa
PuertoPrincesa Airport.JPG
Facade of Puerto Prinsesa International Airport
IATA: PPSICAO: RPVP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Puerto Princesa City
Location Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City
Elevation AMSL 22 m / 71 ft
Coordinates 09°44′32″N 118°45′31″E / 9.74222°N 118.75861°E / 9.74222; 118.75861Coordinates: 09°44′32″N 118°45′31″E / 9.74222°N 118.75861°E / 9.74222; 118.75861
Map
PPS/RPVP is located in Philippines
PPS/RPVP
PPS/RPVP
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,600 8,530 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 988,972
Aircraft movements 4,248
Metric tons of cargo 9,294
2012 Philippine Statistical Yearbook

Puerto Princesa International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Puerto Princesa) (IATA: PPSICAO: RPVP) is an airport serving the general area of Puerto Princesa City, located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is classified as an international airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, with mainly domestic services, and also one international destination.

Recently, President Noynoy Aquino intended to make the airport one of the primary gateways of the Philippines aside from Clark International Airport in Clark Freeport Zone and Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the capital Manila.[citation needed] The airport is the main gateway to the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Expansion plan[edit]

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded the $82.9-million (P2.616 billion) contract to a Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.-GS Engineering & Construction Joint Venture (Kumho-GS), a South Korean company for the construction of a new passenger terminal building, cargo terminal building, apron, connecting taxiways, a new air navigation system, and other support facilities. The project is slated for 30 months or more than two years before completion. It is expecting the airport to open by early 2017.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Zest Manila
Air Juan Busuanga, Cuyo
Cebu Pacific Cebu, Iloilo, Manila
Malaysia Airlines
operated by MASwings
Kota Kinabalu
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila
Tigerair Philippines Manila

Gallery[edit]

Puerto Princesa International Airport
Air Philippines 737 ready for boarding at Puerto Princessa International Airport. 
Cebu Pacific Airbus A320 at Puerto Princesa International Airport. 
A C-40A Clipper assigned to the “Sunseekers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Eight (VR-58) arrives at the Puerto Princesa Airport, carrying U.S. Sailors and Marines participating in Exercise Balikatan 2004 

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