Puerto Princesa International Airport
|Puerto Princesa International Airport
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Puerto Princesa
|Facade of Puerto Prinsesa International Airport|
|IATA: PPS – ICAO: RPVP|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Serves||Puerto Princesa City|
|Location||Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City|
|Elevation AMSL||22 m / 71 ft|
|Metric tons of cargo||9,294|
|2012 Philippine Statistical Yearbook|
Puerto Princesa International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Puerto Princesa) (IATA: PPS, ICAO: 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. 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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Juan||Busuanga, Cuyo|
|Cebu Pacific||Cebu, Iloilo, Manila|
operated by MASwings
operated by PAL Express
|Puerto Princesa International Airport|
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