Antonio Bautista Air Base

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Antonio Bautista Air Base
Puerto Princesa Air Base
Located at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Coordinates 09°44′32″N 118°45′31″E / 9.74222°N 118.75861°E / 9.74222; 118.75861 (Antonio Bautista Airbase)
Type Air Base
Site information
Owner  Philippines
Controlled by Philippine Air Force
United States Air Force (under jurisdiction of Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement)
Site history
Built March 21, 1975
Built by  Philippines
In use 1975 – present (Philippines)
Garrison information
  • 570th Composite Tactical Wing
Airfield information
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
PPS/RPVP is located in Philippines
Location of Antonio Bautista Air Base in the Philippines
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,600 8,530 Asphalt/Concrete

Antonio Bautista Air Base (IATA: PPSICAO: RPVP) is a Military Airbase located on Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The base shares a single, 9,000 foot long runway with Puerto Princesa Airport.[1][2]

World War II[edit]

USAAF units based here included:

Future Improvements[edit]

It is one of the nine air bases eyed for the priority development programs of the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The PAF planned to construct Two additional hangars at Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa to store relief supplies and accommodate additional air assets, including long-range patrol aircraft to be stationed there in the future. [3]

On March 18, 2016 the USA and Philippines signed a deal to allow US forces to use 5 bases in the country as a counter to the Chinese deployments in the Spratly Islands, including Antonio Bautista Air Base.[4]


See also[edit]