Tandag Airport

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Tandag Airport

Tugpahanan nan Tandag
Tugpahanan sa Tandag
Aeroporto di Tandag esterno.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesTandag
LocationBarangay Awasian, Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Elevation AMSL5 m / 16 ft
Coordinates09°04′19.60″N 126°10′17.20″E / 9.0721111°N 126.1714444°E / 9.0721111; 126.1714444Coordinates: 09°04′19.60″N 126°10′17.20″E / 9.0721111°N 126.1714444°E / 9.0721111; 126.1714444
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,452 4,764 Concrete

Tandag Airport (Surigaonon: Tugpahanan sang Tandag; Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Tandag) (IATA: TDG, ICAO: RPMW) is the airport serving the general area of Tandag, the capital city of Surigao del Sur in the Philippines. It is one of two airports in Surigao del Sur, the other being Bislig Airport. 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 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.

Cebu Pacific Air was the sole airline that served Tandag Airport, with their thrice weekly Cebu-Tandag-Cebu flights, which was officially launched on June 29, 2014.[1] It was operated by CebGo.[2] The flights utilized an ATR 72-500, a 72-seater turboprop aircraft.[3] However, in September 2018, the airline announced that they will be discontinuing the route because of a declining demand throughout the years. Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei declared in a press release, "We suppose that terminating our route in the Cebu-Tandag-Cebu sector was a sound decision as there was a considerable decrease in demand for air travel to that place. It was only recently that we found out that launching the route was not as profitable as it was supposed to be since passengers soon opted to fly from Butuan instead."[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Darryl. "Cebu Pacific Launches Cebu-Tandag Route". Philippine Flight Network. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  2. ^ "Cebu Pacific Air links Cebu with Tandag". anna.aero. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  3. ^ Wilson, Darryl. "Cebu Pacific Launches Cebu-Tandag Route". Philippine Flight Network. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  4. ^ "Tandag, Philippines, loses last scheduled route by Cebgo". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2020-12-20.

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