Bantayan Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bantayan - Evelio B. Javier Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Bantayan Island
Location
  • Bantayan at
       3.9 nmi (7.2 km; 4.5 mi)
  • Santa Fe at
       1.4 nmi (2.6 km; 1.6 mi)
Elevation AMSL 60 ft / 18.3 m
Coordinates 11°09′44″N 123°47′04″E / 11.1622°N 123.7844°E / 11.1622; 123.7844Coordinates: 11°09′44″N 123°47′04″E / 11.1622°N 123.7844°E / 11.1622; 123.7844
Map
RPSB is located in Bantayan Island
RPSB
RPSB
Map showing location of Bantayan Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 900 2,953 GRE
Width 40 131
Statistics
Largest handling capacity Dash-7
Fuel availability None
Airport Manager Joselito Seville, OIC

Bantayan Airport is an airport serving Bantayan Island in the province of Cebu in the Philippines. The airport is located in the municipality of Santa Fe, approximately 7.2 km (4.5 mi) from the centre of Bantayan municipality. It is classified as a Community airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the agency that runs all airports in the Philippines except major international airports. The current airport manager is Joselito Seville.

Structure[edit]

Bantayan Airport is a small feeder airport and does not have a paved runway or fuel service. The largest handling capacity is a Dash‑7. It has a dirt runway which is approximately 900 m (2,950 ft) long and 40 m (140 ft) wide, as well as a small terminal. The terminal shed was erected in 2003, along with two security fences and the airport gate, as part of an airport improvement program initiated by the CAAP.[2]

Future[edit]

As of June 2013 there is doubt about the future of the airport. CAAP wishes to cease funding it.[3] However President Aquino, who flew into Bantayan airport for his first island visit in February 2014,[4] is interested in the development of the airport.[5]

Meanwhile, a private entrepreneur tried to appropriate it.[6]

In February 2015 it was reported that initial work was under way on the construction project to build new airports at Bantayan and Camotes.[7][8] The initial project phase is to determine a suitable location for the new airport, implying that it may be at an entirely different location on the island.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PAGASA - ICAO codes
  2. ^ Bantayan Airport Development Project Archived November 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Cebu Daily News 2013.
  4. ^ The Freeman 2014.
  5. ^ Balita 2014.
  6. ^ Cebu Daily News, Ador Vincent S. Mayol & Apple Ta-as (23 September 2014). "Mayor sues Brit for fencing off airstrip". Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  7. ^ The Freeman 2015.
  8. ^ Cebu Daily News 2015.
  9. ^ The Freeman 2017.

Sources[edit]

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2017