Basco Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Basco, Ilocano: Pagtayaban ti Basco) (IATA: BSO, ICAO: RPUO) is an airport serving the province of Batanes in the Philippines. It is located in the provincial capital, Basco, and is one of two airports in the Batanes Islands, the other being Itbayat Airport. The airport is classified as a Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), 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.

Basco Airport

Paliparan ng Basco
Pagtayaban ti Basco
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesBasco, Batanes
LocationBarangay Ihuvok II (Kayvalugananan), Basco
Elevation AMSL89 m / 291 ft
Coordinates20°27′05″N 121°58′48″E / 20.45139°N 121.98000°E / 20.45139; 121.98000Coordinates: 20°27′05″N 121°58′48″E / 20.45139°N 121.98000°E / 20.45139; 121.98000
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BSO/RPUO is located in Philippines
BSO/RPUO
BSO/RPUO
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,250 4,101 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers104,089
Increase 25.63%
Aircraft movements2,702
Increase 6.46%
Cargo (in kg)1,299,048
Increase 15.78%
Source: Statistics from eFOI[1]

The airport is one of the hubs of Sky Pasada.

Although the airport in the past was briefly served by international flights, the airport is not officially classified as an international airport.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Airlines Destinations
AirSWIFT Manila
Cebu Pacific
operated by Cebgo
Manila
Northsky Air Itbayat, Tuguegarao
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Clark
Royal Air Philippines Charter: Clark
Platinum Skies Vigan
Sky Pasada Tuguegarao
SkyJet Manila

StatisticsEdit

Data from Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines[1]

Passenger movementsEdit

Year Domestic Change
2003 26,065  
2004 26,933   3.33%
2005 25,376   5.78%
2006 22,748   10.36%
2007 19,550   14.06%
2008 24,288   24.24%
2009 19,308   20.50%
2010 26,089   35.12%
2011 28,428   8.97%
2012 25,588   9.99%
2013 32,467   26.88%
2014 60,683   86.91%
2015 73,541   21.19%
2016 82,853   12.66%
2017 104,089   25.63%

Aircraft movementsEdit

Year Domestic Change
2003 3,322  
2004 2,734   17.70%
2005 3,240   18.51%
2006 2,726   15.86%
2007 1,204   55.83%
2008 766   36.38%
2009 1,246   62.66%
2010 709   43.10%
2011 1,926   171.65%
2012 1,934   0.42%
2013 2,512   29.89%
2014 1,890   24.76%
2015 2,160   14.29%
2016 2,538   17.50%
2017 2,702   6.46%

Cargo movementsEdit

Year Domestic Change
2003 247,978  
2004 280,210   13.00%
2005 346,017   23.48%
2006 378,055   9.26%
2007 344,832   8.79%
2008 301,968   12.43%
2009 10,980   96.36%
2010 386,512   3,420.15%
2011 388,150   0.42%
2012 361,389   6.89%
2013 510,172   41.17%
2014 701,712   37.54%
2015 866,985   23.55%
2016 1,122,039   29.42%
2017 1,299,048   15.78%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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 28 September 2018.

External linksEdit