Laoag International Airport

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Laoag International Airport
Sangalubongan a Pagpatayaban ti Laoag
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Laoag
Laoag International Airport terminal exterior.jpg
Exterior of Laoag International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Laoag
Location Barangay 43 (Cavit), Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Time zone PHT (UTC+08:00)
Elevation AMSL 5 m / 16 ft
Coordinates 18°10′41″N 120°31′54″E / 18.17806°N 120.53167°E / 18.17806; 120.53167Coordinates: 18°10′41″N 120°31′54″E / 18.17806°N 120.53167°E / 18.17806; 120.53167
LAO/RPLI is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,420 7,986 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 196,437
Aircraft movements 3,204
Metric tonnes of cargo 2,552
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.[1]

Laoag International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Laoag, Ilokano: Sangalubongan a Pagpatayaban ti Laoag) (IATA: LAOICAO: RPLI) is the main airport serving the general area of Laoag, the capital city of the province of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. It is the only airport in Ilocos Norte and is the northernmost international airport in the Philippines by geographical location. The airport is a popular charter destination for tourists from China.

It has one 2,420-meter runway[2] and is designated as a secondary/alternate international airport by the Air Transportation Office, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but also of all other airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Cebu Pacific
operated by Cebgo
China Eastern Airlines Guangzhou
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Sky Pasada Basco[4]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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