Bancasi Airport

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Bancasi Airport
Tugpahanan sa Bancasi (Cebuano)
Paliparan ng Bancasi (Filipino)
Butuan Airport general view.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Butuan
Location Barangay Bancasi, Butuan
Elevation AMSL 43 m / 141 ft
Coordinates 8°57′5″N 125°28′41″E / 8.95139°N 125.47806°E / 8.95139; 125.47806Coordinates: 8°57′5″N 125°28′41″E / 8.95139°N 125.47806°E / 8.95139; 125.47806
Website bancasiairport.com
Map
BXU/RPME is located in Philippines
BXU/RPME
BXU/RPME
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,100 6,890 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 681,263[1]
Aircraft movements (2008) 3,294
Metric tonnes of cargo (2008) 2,602
2008 statistics from the Air Transportation Office.[2]

Bancasi Airport (Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Bancasi; Filipino: Paliparan ng Bancasi) (IATA: BXU, ICAO: RPME) is an airport serving the general area of the city of Butuan, located in the province of Agusan del Norte. It is the only airport in the province and largest in Caraga. The airport is classified as a Principal Domestic Airport Class 1 by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), a body of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but of all the other airports in the Philippines, except the major international airports.

Improvement projects[edit]

The Philippines Department of Transport and Communications announced that the airport would receive Php 45.5 million pesos in subsidy for expansion of the apron, improvement and expansion of vehicular parking area, construction of drainage system, and construction of concrete hollow block fence, with bidding scheduled to open to contractors on July 5, 2012.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Cebu PacificManila
Cebu Pacific
operated by Cebgo
Cebu
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Cebu, Manila

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • Philippine Airlines Flight 475 (PR 475) with a tail number of RP-C3224 overshot the runway of Bancasi Airport on October 26, 2007 with 148 passengers on board. Nineteen injuries were reported.[4]
  • Cebu Pacific Air Flight 220 (5J 220) with tail number of RP-C3195, an Airbus A319, went off the runway of Bancasi Airport on February 15, 2014 with 105 passengers on board. No injuries were reported.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Busiest Airports in 2016". Philippine Air Space (Blog). Retrieved April 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Volume of Air Passengers and Air Cargo (Air Cargo in Metric Tons) Archived April 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Air Transportation Office, retrieved April 23, 2009
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Some hurt as PAL plane misses Butuan runway". GMA News Online. Oct 26, 2007. Retrieved Feb 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "CAAP shuts down Butuan airport after CebuPac runway mishap". InterAksyon.com. Feb 15, 2014. Retrieved Feb 17, 2014.