Balesin Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Balesin) (IATA: BSI, ICAO: RPLE) is a private airport serving Balesin Island, an island under the jurisdiction of Polillo, Quezon but currently occupied and operated by Alphaland Corporation as a membership resort.

Balesin Airport

Paliparan ng Balesin (Filipino)
Airport typePrivate
Owner/OperatorAlphaland Corp.
LocationBalesin Island, Polillo, Quezon
Elevation AMSL8 m / 25 ft
Coordinates14°25′09″N 122°02′21″E / 14.41917°N 122.03917°E / 14.41917; 122.03917Coordinates: 14°25′09″N 122°02′21″E / 14.41917°N 122.03917°E / 14.41917; 122.03917
RPLE is located in Luzon
Location in the Philippines
RPLE is located in Philippines
RPLE (Philippines)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,527 5,010 Concrete
Sources: Balesin Island Club[2]

It was known previously as "E.L. Tordesillas Airport" when it still had an unpaved runway.[3] The runway is now paved with concrete, and has a length of about 1,500 meters.[3] The airport is currently served by charter flights for resort guests.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Alphaland Aviation Charter: Manila

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On October 19, 2013, a SkyJet aircraft, on a flight chartered by Alphaland Corporation to bring tourists to Balesin Island, overshot the runway by 200 meters. No injuries were reported but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Aeronautical Information and Communications Division (January 2017). "Monthly NOTAM Summary, 01/17" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Balesin Island: Location". Alphaland Corporation. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Alphaland Balesin Island Club brochure" (PDF). Alphaland Corporation. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  4. ^ Ozaeta, Arnel (19 October 2013). "Plane overshoots Balesin resort airstrip". Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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