Surigao Airport

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Surigao Airport

Tugpahanan nan Surigao
Tugpahanan sa Surigao
Paliparan ng Surigao
Surigao Airport Mindanao Philippines.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesSurigao City
Elevation AMSL6 m / 20 ft
Coordinates09°45′27″N 125°28′46″E / 9.75750°N 125.47944°E / 9.75750; 125.47944Coordinates: 09°45′27″N 125°28′46″E / 9.75750°N 125.47944°E / 9.75750; 125.47944
SUG/RPMS is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,708 5,604 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft movements724
Metric tonnes of cargo128
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.[1]

Surigao Airport (Surigaonon: Tugpahanan nan Surigao; Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Surigao; Filipino: Paliparan ng Surigao) (IATA: SUG, ICAO: RPMS) is an airport serving the general area of Surigao City, located in the province of Surigao del Norte in the Philippines. The airport is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation 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.


Surigao Airport experienced significant damage caused by the 2017 Surigao earthquake, and it was closed for two weeks for repairs. Cebgo and PAL Express, the two airlines serving the airport at the time, utilized Bancasi Airport in Butuan in the meantime. The airport reopened on 23 February 2017 with limited runway capacity of 1,000 meters.[2][3]

The work began on the runway's rehabilitation on August 7, 2019 with completion target of November 2019 for the repair of the first 1,400 meters with the remaining 300 meters repaired by February 2020. The runway's partial operation of 1,400 meters, up from 1,000 meters, can accommodate direct flights between Manila and Surigao.[4][5][6][7]

The newly-renovated and expanded Sayak Airport on Siargao Island has received the bulk of tourism flights since the 2017 earthquake, significantly reducing air traffic to and from this Mindanao mainland airport.


Surigao Airport has one runway that is designated 18/36 and measures 1,700 metres (5,600 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of April 2022, Cebgo is the only airline serving the airport. The airline flies from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan–Cebu International Airport.

The airport was formerly served by Asian Spirit until 2008,[8] and PAL Express until 2018.[9]

Cebgo Cebu, Manila

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2008". March 3, 2009. Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Surigao, Philippines reopens to all traffic". ch-aviation. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Surigao airport resumes operations". Rappler. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Surigao City Airport runway rehab 'on track'".
  5. ^ Gita-Carlos, Ruth Abbey (19 October 2019). "Surigao airport rehab to benefit biz, tourism sectors: Andanar". Retrieved 5 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Neil (2019-08-09). "Surigao airport initial rehab seen complete by Dec". BusinessWorld Online. Retrieved 2022-04-05.
  7. ^ Camus, Miguel R. (2019-10-19). "Full operations of rehabilitated Surigao Airport set for early 2020". Retrieved 2022-04-05.
  8. ^ Zamora, Maryann A. (22 July 2008). "Surigao City welcomes PAL Express service". GMA News Online. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Domestic Timetable Effective March 25 2018 - UFN" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2022.