Bancasi Airport (Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Bancasi; Butuanon: Tugpahanan hong Bancasi), also known and still commonly referred to as Butuan Airport (IATA: BXU, ICAO: RPME) is an airport serving the general area of the city of Butuan, located in the province of Agusan del Norte. It is the only airport in the province and largest in Caraga. The airport is classified as a Principal Domestic Airport Class 1 by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), a body of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) that is responsible for the operations of not only this airport but of all the other airports in the Philippines, except the major international airports.
Tugpahanan sa Bancasi
Tugpahanan hong Bancasi
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Location||Barangay Bancasi, Butuan|
|Elevation AMSL||43 m / 141 ft|
Source: Statistics from eFOI
The Philippines Department of Transport and Communications announced that the airport would receive Php 45.5 million pesos in subsidy for expansion of the apron, improvement and expansion of vehicular parking area, construction of drainage system, and construction of concrete hollow block fence, with bidding scheduled to open to contractors on July 5, 2012.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
| Cebu Pacific|
operated by Cebgo
operated by PAL Express
Accidents and incidentsEdit
- Philippine Airlines Flight 475 (PR 475) with a tail number of RP-C3224 overshot the runway of Bancasi Airport on October 26, 2007 with 148 passengers on board. Nineteen injuries were reported.
- Cebu Pacific Flight 220 (5J 220) with tail number of RP-C3195, an Airbus A319, went off the runway of Bancasi Airport on February 15, 2014 with 105 passengers on board. No injuries were reported.
- Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (23 July 2018). "Yearly Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Movements of all airports in the Philippines 1997-2017". Republic of the Philippines - Freedom of Information Portal. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2012-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Some hurt as PAL plane misses Butuan runway". GMA News Online. Oct 26, 2007. Retrieved Feb 17, 2014.
- "CAAP shuts down Butuan airport after CebuPac runway mishap". InterAksyon.com. Feb 15, 2014. Retrieved Feb 17, 2014.