Sayak Airport

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Sayak Airport

Tugpahanan nan Sayak
Sayak Airport - panoramio.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesSiargao Island
LocationBarangay Sayak, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte
Elevation AMSL3 m / 10 ft
Coordinates9°51′32″N 126°0′50″E / 9.85889°N 126.01389°E / 9.85889; 126.01389Coordinates: 9°51′32″N 126°0′50″E / 9.85889°N 126.01389°E / 9.85889; 126.01389
Map
IAO/RPNS is located in Philippines
IAO/RPNS
IAO/RPNS
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,347 4,419 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers332,309[1]
Aircraft movements (2016)1445[2]

Sayak Airport (Surigaonon: Tugpahanan nan Sayak) (IATA: IAO, ICAO: RPNS), commonly known as Siargao Airport, is the main airport serving Siargao Island located in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines.

The airport is designated as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

History[edit]

Siargao Airport was built in 1963 by President Diosdado Macapagal. In 2008, President Gloria Arroyo initiated the Super Regions Program to improve economic activity through infrastructure projects. The original airport could accommodate 19-seater planes from Cebu. The airport was renovated and upgraded with the current 1,347 m (4,419 ft) runway which accommodates larger aircraft carrying more than 70 passengers.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

PAL Express operates daily flights to and from Davao, Cebu, Manila, and Clark utilizing the Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Cebgo also operates daily flights to and from Cebu and Manila deploying the ATR 72-600 aircraft.[4]

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

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On February 27, 2018, a SkyJet Airlines British Aerospace 146 overshot the runway. All 73 passengers and four crew members evacuated the aircraft unharmed. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation, but the CAAP is noting a possible bird strike after one of the passengers reported that the pilot attempted to dodge a passing eagle.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of the busiest airports in the Philippines#cite note-caapfoi2017-1
  2. ^ "CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES; AERODROME DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT SERVICE; PASSENGER MOVEMENT for CY 2016. download spreadsheet file". Caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ LEILANI CHAVEZ. "Opening of Siargao airport to perk up tourism". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Siargao Airport (Sayak Airport (IAO))". www.visitdelcarmen.com. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  5. ^ Catoto, Roel (February 27, 2018). "Jet overshoots runway in Siargao; All passengers safe". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved February 27, 2018.

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