Ormoc Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Ormoc, Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Ormoc, Waray-Waray: Luparan han Ormoc) (IATA: OMC, ICAO: RPVO) is an airport serving the general area of Ormoc, located in the province of Leyte in the Philippines. It is one of three airports in the province of Leyte, the others being Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban and Hilongos Airport. Likewise, Ormoc Airport is one of the few airports in the Philippines to be situated in an "airport village", a barangay specifically designated for the airport and its surrounding area.
Paliparan ng Ormoc
Tugpahanan sa Ormoc
Luparan han Ormoc
Exterior of Ormoc Airport in 2019 after its renovation
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Location||Barangay Airport, Ormoc|
|Elevation AMSL||25 m / 83 ft|
Statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
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.
The airport code OMC was assigned to Ormoc Airport by the United States Department of Transportation during the colonial period. Since airport codes can be reused, DOT also assigned the airport the ID #14558, which identifies a unique airport, and the sequence ID #1455802 which identifies a unique airport at a given point in time.
History and expansionEdit
Ormoc Airport had been previously served by several airlines. The airport had suffered damage following several natural calamities, including Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013 and the magnitude 6.5 earthquake in July 2017. In February 2018, the P34-million rehabilitation project begun carried out by DOTr and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was completed last May 31.
It includes the expansion of the airport’s total area from 150 square meters to 1,350 sqm, the renovation of the passenger terminal building, and the construction of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) administration building. The airport’s runway is being improved to accommodate larger aircraft.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
| Cebu Pacific|
operated by Cebgo
- "Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2008". March 3, 2009. Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2009.
- "Tugade inaugurates renovated Ormoc airport". Manila Bulletin News.
- Charm, Neil. "Ormoc Airport runway widening set as post-2017 earthquake rehabilitation work almost done | BusinessWorld".
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