Loakan Airport

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Loakan Airport
Paliparan ng Loakan
Pagtayaban ti Loakan
Loakan Airport.JPEG
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Baguio
Location Barangay Loakan Proper, Baguio, Benguet
Elevation AMSL 1,296 m / 4,251 ft
Coordinates 16°22′30″N 120°37′10″E / 16.37500°N 120.61944°E / 16.37500; 120.61944Coordinates: 16°22′30″N 120°37′10″E / 16.37500°N 120.61944°E / 16.37500; 120.61944
BAG/RPUB is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,802 5,912 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 2,035
Aircraft movements 844
Metric tonnes of cargo 0
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.[1]

Loakan Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Loakan, (IATA: BAG, ICAO: RPUB) is an airport serving the general area of Baguio, in the province of Benguet in the Philippines. It is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Loakan Airport, the city's only airport, was built in 1934.[2] Its short runway, frequent low visibility, and dilapidated structures along with deep ravines on both ends of the runway continue to challenge commercial operation at the airport.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Loakan Airport was formerly served by Philippine Airlines (PAL) beginning on March 15, 1941 with a single Beechcraft Model 18 NPC-54 on daily services between Manila (from Nielson Field) and Baguio. PAL suspended flights into Baguio in 1998 as part of a company downsizing. The next year, commercial airline service into Baguio resumed with service from Asian Spirit Airlines, which later became Zest Airways. Commercial air service into Loakan Airport was again discontinued in 2012.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Passenger Statistics 2014". July 23, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Cabrega, Vincent. "In new plan, Baguio airport likely to take off again". http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/475847/in-new-plan-baguio-airport-likely-to-take-off-again.  External link in |website= (help);
  3. ^ http://www.cityofpines.com/access.html
  4. ^ "Baguio Airport". Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Mt. Ugo Mountaineering". Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Baguio plane crash kills future combat pilots". Nordis Weekly May 29, 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  7. ^ Missing govt chopper supposed to return due to bad weather Archived 2009-04-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ No survivors in chopper crash Archived 2009-04-10 at the Wayback Machine.

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