Cotabato Airport

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Cotabato Airport (Maguindanao: Landing nu Kutawatu) (IATA: CBO, ICAO: RPMC) also known as Awang Airport is an airport serving the general area of Cotabato City, North Cotabato and Maguindanao, located in the province of Maguindanao in the Philippines. It is classified as a Class 1 principal (major 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 all airports in the Philippines except the major international airports.

Cotabato Airport

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Cotabato Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesCotabato City, Cotabato Province, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao Del Sur and Maguindanao
LocationBrgy. Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
Elevation AMSL183 ft / 56 m
Coordinates07°09′55″N 124°12′35″E / 7.16528°N 124.20972°E / 7.16528; 124.20972Coordinates: 07°09′55″N 124°12′35″E / 7.16528°N 124.20972°E / 7.16528; 124.20972
Websitecotabatocityairport.com
Map
CBO/RPMC is located in Philippines
CBO/RPMC
CBO/RPMC
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 1,900 6,234 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers299,861[1]Increase 3.54%
Aircraft movements (2017)2,656 Increase 14.53%
Metric tonnes of cargo (2017)1,934.41 Decrease -6.15%

The airport is the twentieth busiest airport in the Philippines.[3] The airport is generally used by the people of Cotabato City.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

 
RP 2959 an Airbus 320 of Philippine Airlines landed on Cotabato Airport
AirlinesDestinations
Cebu Pacific Manila
Cebu Pacific
operated by Cebgo
Cebu, Zamboanga
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila

StatisticsEdit

Data from Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Passenger movementsEdit

Year Domestic Passengers Change
2003 46,409  
2004 63,902   27.37%
2005 86,920   26.48%
2006 125,539   30.76%
2007 127,198   1.3%
2008 104,535   17.82%
2009 199,133   47.5%
2010 219,104   9.11%
2011 122,525   44.07%
2012 246,409   50.27%
2013 239,625   2.75%
2014 232,742   2.87%
2015 241,642   3.68%
2016 258,529   6.5%
2017 289,229   10.61%
2018 299,861   3.54%

Future plansEdit

Night flightsEdit

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), airports in the city of Cotabato is now undergoing rehabilitation and expansion.

The repairs include the widening of the breath of the runway and the upgrade of terminal facilities for night-flight capabilities.[4]

International airportEdit

An International Airport is proposed to be built to Barangay Tamontaka, Cotabato City, while the existing domestic airport will serve as a Military Air Base. As of now, construction is anticipated in June 2019.[5][6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zamboanga International Airport Air Service Development Program". CAAP. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2016". Foi.gov.ph. February 1, 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ url=http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2017/03/busiest-airports-in-2016.html?m=1
  4. ^ "Regional airports soon to accommodate night time flights".
  5. ^ "New airport, seaport to rise in Cotabato City". www.mindanao.politics.com.ph. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  6. ^ "Chinese firm eyes modern airport, seaport in Cotabato". www.pna.gov.ph. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  7. ^ "Construction of P176-B Cotabato airport, seaport to start in June". www.pna.gov.ph. Retrieved 2019-04-11.

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